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  • Ground Zero
    • World Trade Center Master Plan, Lower Manhattan, New York -- Studio Daniel Libeskind

      {also-ran - Round Two: Think, Foster and Partners, Eisenman/Holl/Meier, United Architects}
      {also-ran - Round One: Beyer Blinder Belle}

      *** previously on Ground Zero

    • Freedom Tower, World Trade Center, New York -- Studio Daniel Libeskind, for Larry Silverstein
      • 7 September 2004 -- on PBS "Frontline: Sacred Ground"
            Nick Rosen producer, Kevin Sim director
      • 13 July 2004 -- Libeskind filed a lawsuit
      • July 2003 -- a collaborative agreement was reached
      • February 2003 -- Libeskind scheme was chosen
    • Freedom Tower, World Trade Center, New York -- David M. Childs, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, for Larry Silverstein
        $1.5 billion
        ground breaking 4-July 2004
        scheduled to be completed 2009
    • Transportation Hub, Path Terminal, New York -- Santiago Calatrava
    • 9/11 Memorial, New York -- Michael Arad and Peter Walker

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  • 500 Atlantic Avenue, the Greenway, Boston MA -- Elkus Manfredi

    • Picture A Ship
      "The building's wings are the height of the masts, about as far apart as ships at dock. Its curved facades are sails, reflecting in a very modern way the sense of wind, breeze, water and response to nature." (Howard Elkus, Architect, "Residences at the Intercontinental," bg_04.09.12)

  • One Charles Street South, Back Bay, Boston MA --

    431,000 hand laid bricks
    The finest materials, the finest craftmanship.
    Luxury condominium living.
    Only One Charles

  • Parris Landing, 42 Eight Street, Charlestown MA -- Philippe Starck and yoo

    • Yoo Hoo!
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