The Freedom Tower Rises: Rebuilding 1 World Trade Center



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The Freedom Tower Rises: Rebuilding 1 World Trade Center
The New School - Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this past fall, much of the discussion of Ground Zero looked backward. But there is also a need to look forward and address the future of Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan. How will the redesign of the site and the struggles over its making affect the future of urbanism and development in Manhattan? Was the transformation of lower Manhattan already underway before the attacks on the World Trade Center? What role will memorialization play in the future downtown, in the context of broad economic and environmental change? Hear a distinguished panel discuss the future of—and from—Ground Zero. Participants include Dilip da Cunha, architect and planner, lecturer, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania; Paul Goldberger, Joseph Urban Chair of Design and Architecture at Parsons The New School for Design and author of Up from Zero, about the Ground Zero rebuilding process; Paul Travis, managing partner and owner of Washington Square Partners, Inc.; and Christopher Ward, former executive director of the Port Authority. Moderated by David Scobey, executive dean of The New School for Public Engagement. THE NEW SCHOOL | http://www.newschool.edu Sponsored by The New School for Public Engagement."