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On February 27, 2003, the Lower Manhatten Development Corporation (LMDC) had announced Daniel Libeskind's design, Memory Foundations, for the new World Trade Center site.

Facts on Danny Libeskind:
- Born to Holocaust-survivor parents in Lodz in Poland in 1946
- Emigrated to Israel in 1957 before moving to the United States in 1959
- Became an American citizen in 1965
- Played piano professionally at Carnegie Hall
- Completed graduate studies of art history and architectural theiry at Essex University in England in 1972
- Opened first building in 1998, a museum dedicated to Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum, in Osnabruck,Germany
- Open Jewish museum in Berlin in 2001
- In 2001, became the first architect awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize
- Has three children
- Lives and works in Berlin

Facts on Memory Foundations:
- Includes a museum, five office buildings, and a garden
- A Memorial Garden ("bathtub") is created 30 feet below grade where the Twin Towers once stood
- The Interpretative Museum sits at the center of the site
- A spire would stand at 1,776 feet, making it the tallest tower in the world (Petronas Twin Towers measures 1,483 ft). It would house a garden inside.
- The Wedge of Light piazza would have no shadow will fall each year on September 11th from 8:46 a.m., the time when the first tower was struck, to 10:28 a.m., the time when the second tower fell
- Estimated cost of $330m and 10 years to complete

Links:
RenewNYC
World Trade Center Design Study
Great Buildings
Libeskind Home
Google
Daniel Libeskind Takes Home the Prize
Daniel Libeskind design chosen for WTC
Daniel Libeskind: Visionary architect
Daniel Libeskind interview
Jewish Museum of Berlin
Daniel Libeskind's World Trade Center Design
Style&Design
NYCPhotoGallery
InfoPlease


Posted: 2003-04-28 23:22:13


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