Tag: New York City

New York's September 11
museum delayed

Dezeen Wire:
the opening of the September 11 museum in New York, which is scheduled for September 2012, is under threat due to an ongoing dispute over unexpected costs – The Washington Post

The museum is part of a memorial to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre being developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who say that they are owed $156 million by mayor Michael Bloomberg's National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation. The row had been kept quiet over fears it could overshadow the 10th anniversary of the attacks but has now led to the suspension of construction contracts which could delay the completion of the museum.

See our previous story on the opening of the National September 11 Memorial, an animation of the memorial fountains and architecture critic Rowan Moore's examination of the infighting that has plagued the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre site.

Pritzker Prize winner's plan for U.N.
development back on track

Dezeen Wire:
 a tower on the site of the United Nations' campus in New York by Pritzker Prize winning architect Fumihiko Maki that has been on hold since 2004 has been given the green light to continue development - The New York Observer

Maki's proposal for a long, narrow 35-storey tower on the same site as buildings by Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier was stalled by political arguments between the U.N. and the City of New York. The design will now need to undergo alterations ahead of a planning application and is due to break ground in 2013.

"New York’s Public Architecture Gets
a Face-Lift"- The New York Times

Dezeen Wire:
New York Times architecture reporter Michael Kimmelman gives a glowing account of the efforts being made by New York City's Department of Design and Construction to revitalise degraded public buildings and infrastructure.

He points to "a quiet revolution reshaping the city’s public architecture," adding that careful investment is having a positive impact on neighbourhoods that are often overlooked - The New York Times

National September 11 Memorial
opens this week

Dezeen Wire:
the completed National September 11 Memorial designed by Israeli-American architect Michael Arad opens on Sunday in New York, exactly ten years after almost 3000 people were killed in terrorist attacks across America.

In anticipation of the event, Ted Loos of the New York Times describes Arad's turbulent design process, Karen Matthews writes about Arad's rapid rise in profile for Associated Press and Tina Susman of the Los Angeles Times reports on the architect's battle against controversyMore »