Starting from Zero: Reconstructing Downtown New York / Edition 1

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Overview

Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero redevelopment plan recently chosen by New York's establishment insiders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415947374
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/8/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sorkin is America's most provocative architectural critic. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and is generally regarded as one of the most prominent architectural writers in America. His books include After the World Trade Center (Routledge), Some Assembly Required, and Variations on a Theme Park.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
After the Fall 16
What Remains 20
First Response 24
The Center Cannot Hold 30
A Plan for Downtown 38
Six Months 52
Thinking Inside the Box 57
Crossing the Site 62
The Dimensions of Aura 66
A Memorial 69
The World Peace Dome 74
Herbert's List 87
The Lotus 92
Security 114
A Brief for Reconstruction 120
Who Decides? 122
And then there were Two 126
In the End the Void 132
Back to Zero 136
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