October 21, 2002
by Canadian Architect
Architect Daniel Libeskind was selected from a field of more than 400 applicants as one of six finalists for the study of the future of the World Trade Center’s redevelopment. The new competition was generated after the six redevelopment schemes by Beyer, Blinder Belle Architects, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation, proved to be false starts for citizens and concerned families of the WTC disaster’s victims. Shortlisted architects for the latest competition include Norman Foster, United Architects (Greg Lynn, Ben van Berkel and Reiser Umemoto), Richard Meier/Peter Eisenman/Richard Gwathmey, Think (Frederic Schwartz, Rafael Violy and Shigeru Ban), and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Recently selected as the first Gehry Visiting Chair in Architectural Design at the University of Toronto’s School of Architecture, Landscape and Design to begin in 2003, Daniel Libeskind is also the architect of a new addition to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.