August 26, 2011 |
The burly construction workers ignore the lanky man as he dips beneath steel beams, plods through muddy puddles and inches his way past the spinning barrel of a cement mixer. In his neat jeans, button-down shirt and leather brogues, he clearly is not one of them. But then, who is he? Michael Arad has taken on a lot of roles since 2004, when he beat out 5,200 others vying to design the memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the site of the fallen World Trade Center.
September 10, 2011 |
Berkeley landscape architect Peter Walker has designed bigger projects than the 9/11 memorial in New York , but probably none has carried more weight. The opening of the eight-acre plaza Sunday marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks, and almost as many years since Walker joined with architect Michael Arad to finalize a monument for ground zero. The design -- down to plaza lights like the model Walker is holding -- demanded as much attention to emotion as to aesthetics and engineering.
September 13, 2011
Today Michael Moore; Lady Antebellum. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Laura Bush; Nancy Brinker; Tyra Banks; Bobby Bowden. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Sarah Michelle Gellar; Diane Sawyer; Guinness Week. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dick and Lynne Cheney. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Stevie Nicks; Molly Shannon. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors (Season Premiere) New co-hosts Jillian Michaels and Dr. Wendy Walsh. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil The parents of Casey Anthony.
June 21, 2006 |
A scaled-down design for the Sept. 11 memorial that retains the central elements of the original was unveiled Tuesday after the project was sent back to the drawing board because the cost was pushing $1 billion. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. George E. Pataki signed off on the more modest proposal after asking developer Frank Sciame to reduce the cost to $500 million.
May 8, 2006 |
The creator of the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Japanese winner of a prestigious architectural award will design the next two office towers to be built at the World Trade Center site. Lord Richard Rogers, a British architect known for the Pompidou Centre and the Millennium Dome in England, and Fumihiko Maki, a Pritzker Prize winner who is designing a temporary United Nations headquarters, will create the two towers at the 16-acre trade center site.
December 20, 2009 |
Architecture, arguably for the first time in its history, found itself at the very center of American cultural and political life in the decade that is wrapping up. That centrality helped make stars out of architecture's top talents. With the aid of powerful software, adventuresome clients and, not least, a flood of new wealth and easy financing, it also produced a rush of inventive buildings, in styles stretching from fluid to wildly sculptural to neomodern. But the notion that architects had suddenly acquired more power than ever before, as opposed to more visibility, opportunity or cachet, turned out to be hollow.