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*** nytimes_04.06.20

[Ground Zero -- World Trade Center Master Plan, New York City]
  • wedge of light
    "I am not a guard dog. I'm a participant and I have to work with everybody." (Daniel Libeskind in Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • park of heroes
    "Mr. Libeskind had a moving pedigree -- his parents had survived the Holocaust; he had designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin -- and a way of talking about both his own experience as an immigrant and his ideas for the site that was heavy-handed but affecting." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • waterfall
    "I've been assured by Larry, whom I like, that I'll be meaningfully involved in the design of the building." (Daniel Libeskind in Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • slurry wall
    "They hired Edward W. Hayes, who was a law school classmate of Mr. Pataki's and a model for the lawyer Tommy Killian in 'The Bonfire of the Vanities,' to negotiate with Mr. Silverstein." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • memory foundations
    "10-dollar words and deliberately obscure references to radishes, bodily functions and genitalia." ("Fishing From Pavement," via The New York Post, in Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • 1,776-foot spire
    "That same month ... a pullout ad for Audi appeared in 15 Conde Nast Magazines, featuring him [Libeskind] posed inside a cardboard box." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • memorial pit
    "By fall 2003, the buzz downtown was that at its most basic, without all the symbolic flourishes, Mr. Libeskind's plan had turned out to be not so very different from the original six designs that were so roundly rejected." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • blood in water
    "When we roll it out, the land-use plan is going to be almost exactly what Beyer Blinder Belle proposed." (Joseph Seymour, the executive director of the Port Authority, in Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • forced marriage
    "The attitude is very different in Europe ... people don't question the costs. They're the gods." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • change horses
    "We needed someone with the governor's power, the major's moxie to bring the parties together." (Robert Ivy, editor in chief of Architectural Record, in Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • time sheets
    "... ... doesn't really matter; he was the first, and first impressions count for a lot." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

  • declined to comment
    "..." (Robin Pogrebin, nyt_04.06.20)

*** nytimes_04.06.27

  • consider
    "By any standard, I don't appear to be shrinking, physically or metaphorically."




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*** arecord_04.07

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[Seattle Central Library, Seattle]
  • breadloaf-size
    "From many vantages, the building looks gawky and provisional, its form a resultant of ideas, rather than massaged for expressive elegance and crafted beauty." (James S Russell, arec_04.07)

  • coalition
    "I was once among those who feared that Seattle was building a city-block-size joke." (James S Russell, arec_04.07)

  • pyrotechnics
    "Like a chunk of glacier that has somehow run aground in the middle of downtown, it evokes the unconquerably primordial nature of the Pacific Northwest's landscape." (James S Russell, arec_04.07)

  • more on Seattle Central Library : prim librarian ripping off her ....

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