NY, New York: Reflecting the Stars; Jon Morris, The Windmill Factory. Opening night
09.08.11: The Lower Manhattan Rising: Looking Toward 9/11/2021 conference took place at the Center for Architecture, featuring panels of professionals who helped plan. Design, advise and develop the new World Trade Center site and its surrounding context. See “Lower Manhattan Rises,” by Lisa Delgado in this issue to read more about the day’s events and discussions.
Panelists for the discussion, “Architectural Excellence: Building Design for a New Future” (L-R): Paul Goldberger, Hon. AIA, Architecture Critic, The New Yorker (moderator); Michael Arad, AIA, Partner, Handel Architects; Daniel Libeskind, AIA, Principal, Studio Daniel LIbeskind; Craig Dykers, AIA, MNAL, Principal, Snøhetta; and Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE.
09.08.11: “Seen Since 9/11: Interviews and Photographs of New Yorkers by Tibo” opened to the public at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition presents photographs and narratives about 9/11, as well as a piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center site, on loan to the Center courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The steel will ultimately become part of the University of Southern Mississippi Ingersoll Rand and The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety’s 9/11 Memorial. Click here for more information about the exhibition.
Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director; Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, 2011 AIANY President; Tibo, Photographer.
(L-R): Joseph Aliotta, AIA, LEED AP, 2011 AIANY President-Elect; Mark Moran, with steel donated to the University of Southern Mississippi National Center for Spectator Sports Saftey; Rick Bell, FAIA, AIANY Executive Director.
Alex Garvin, Hon. AIANY, President/CEO, AGA Public Realm Strategists, and Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record.
Jordan Gruzen, FAIA, Principal, Gruzen Samton (left), and Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Partner, FXFOWLE.
Members of AIANY and AIA visited the World Trade Center site to preview the 9/11 Memorial in anticipation of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
(L-R): Ernest Hutton, Assoc. AIA, FAICP, Co-chair of New York New Visions; Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer, AIA; Michael Arad, AIA, Partner, Handel Architects; and Margaret Castillo, AIA, LEED AP, 2011 AIANY President.
Rick Bell, FAIA
(L-R): Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, LEED AP; Tony Schirripa, FAIA, IIDA; Jen Apple; Nicole Friedman; Rosamond Fletcher; Laura Trimble.
Bob Wallace, Courtesy Ingersoll Rand
09.10.11: Empty Sky, a memorial designed by Frederic Schwartz Architects, was dedicated in a ceremony at Liberty State Park, NJ.
Frederic Schwartz, FAIA, at the east end of the memorial.
Rick Bell, FAIA
09.11.11: Tribute in Light was first presented on 03.11.02 and the Municipal Art Society (MAS) has recreated it annually since. Echoing the form of the Twin Towers, the installation is comprised of eighty-eight 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned into two 48-foot squares.
David M. Childs, FAIA, partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and MAS Board Chairman.
Vin Cipolla, MAS President.
08.31.11: Two views of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s One World Trade Center, rising from Fulton Street.
Views of Snøhetta’s 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion, with a sneak-peek of the two 70-foot-tall, 90-ton steel “trident” columns from the original WTC standing side-by-side in the glass atrium.
08.31.11: The Windmill Factory’s Reflecting the Stars, which recreates the night sky in the Hudson River, launched at sunset. It is on view through 10.25.11 at Pier 49 in Hudson River Park (at West 11th Street).
The installation at low tide.
Alyssa Laurel Ringler
(L-R): Assembly member Linda Rosenthal, Charles Renfro, AIA, and Jon Morris, founder/creative director of the Windmill Factory and designer of the installation.
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