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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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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.
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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.
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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December 20, 2009 | By Christopher Hawthorne architecture critic >>>
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.
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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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April 20, 2011 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
"In Southern California," the architect Charles Moore wrote in 1984, "the part that is planted is very likely to be more sophisticated than the part that is built. " If that's the case — and I'd say it has been in nearly every phase of the region's design history — how to explain the fact that Los Angeles architects have for so long been much better known, locally and around the world, than their counterparts in landscape architecture? Why have our best gardens tended to be even more susceptible to neglect or demolition than our best houses, which are themselves infamously vulnerable?
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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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