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 controversy

For CNN, Todd Leopold details the rebuilding process that has taken place at the World Trade Center site while The Telegraph's Jon Swaine focuses on the painstaking process of adding the victims' names to the memorial.

A dedication and memorial service will take place on Sunday and it will open to the public on 12 September, with the Memorial Museum due to open in September 2012.

Dezeen Wire previously featured architecture critic Rowan Moore's appraisal of the memorial design and his criticism of the politics surrounding the project for the Observer.

See an animation of the fountains at the heart of the memorial on Dezeen Screen.


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