Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Rebuilding of Ground Zero, Part 143

The construction around the site is quickening, particularly portions of Ground Zero dedicated to the Museum and Memorial in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in September. Ventilation structures are being clad in steel and reflective surfaces, as is the Snohetta designed museum entrance.

Reservations are already being taken for access to the memorial beginning on September 12, but the first couple of days are already sold out. Gotham Gazette looks back at the contentious process of designing the memorial and how Michael Arad came to design and incorporate wildly divergent needs and suggestions and demands into a coherent plan. That mirrors much of my coverage from the past decade (covered under both the Battle for Ground Zero and Rebuilding of Ground Zero series).

Steel being lifted at the Freedom Tower:

Freedom Tower cranes lifting steel

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