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August 12, 2011 | Christopher Hawthorne and ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
If you were hoping that the National September 11 Memorial might turn out to be a visionary or uncompromising monument to human tragedy and architectural destruction, you probably haven't been paying sustained attention to the process that created it. And who could blame you? The rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site has been marked by enough grandstanding, backbiting and power grabs, among politicians and designers alike, to push even the most dedicated optimist toward utter cynicism.
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September 10, 2011 | Patt Morrison
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.
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March 7, 2004 | Michael Z. Wise, Special to The Times
Before he won the competition to design the memorial for the World Trade Center site, Michael Arad was one of a team of architects designing a 108-story skyscraper planned for Hong Kong. He worked on details of the soaring structure's pinnacle, including a sky deck and a restaurant, much like Windows on the World atop one of the ill-fated twin towers.
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August 26, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
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.
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August 26, 2011 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
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.
OPINION
September 10, 2011 | Patt Morrison
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.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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May 8, 2006 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 15, 2004 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
New York officials on Wednesday unveiled revised plans for a memorial to the victims of Sept. 11, a design dominated by two reflecting pools and a dense grove of trees that will be the centerpiece of the rebuilt World Trade Center site.
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August 12, 2011 | Christopher Hawthorne and ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
If you were hoping that the National September 11 Memorial might turn out to be a visionary or uncompromising monument to human tragedy and architectural destruction, you probably haven't been paying sustained attention to the process that created it. And who could blame you? The rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site has been marked by enough grandstanding, backbiting and power grabs, among politicians and designers alike, to push even the most dedicated optimist toward utter cynicism.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2004 | Michael Z. Wise, Special to The Times
Before he won the competition to design the memorial for the World Trade Center site, Michael Arad was one of a team of architects designing a 108-story skyscraper planned for Hong Kong. He worked on details of the soaring structure's pinnacle, including a sky deck and a restaurant, much like Windows on the World atop one of the ill-fated twin towers.
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January 7, 2004 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
A 13-member panel announced Tuesday that the winning design for the World Trade Center memorial is "Reflecting Absence," a pair of pools marking the footprints of the twin towers and a grove of trees intended as a symbol of rebirth. Created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the memorial was selected after an eight-month competition that attracted 5,201 submissions from 63 nations.
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March 15, 2012 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
"You are about to see something strange and very memorable," architect Yoshihiro Horii told me as we were driving near the waterfront in Ishinomaki, a city of 160,000 people in northeastern Japan that was heavily damaged by the earthquake and tsunami last March 11. As his wife, a fellow architect named Shoko Fukuya, steered the car over the crest of a hill, we caught a glimpse of what he was talking about: a giant red metal cylinder, 35 feet high...
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