Archive and Artifact: the Cooper Union, New York City

To celebrate the digital archive’s progress, the school decided to showcase some of the physical originals of the school’s alumni alongside the in-progress digital archive (visitors can preview the archive using computers in the exhibition space). October 23 to December 1, 2018

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World Trade Center Master Plan

New York, New York, USA Under construction

In 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced a competition for a master plan to develop the 16 acres in Lower Manhattan destroyed by the terrorist attack of 9/11. Studio Libeskind’s design, “Memory Foundations,” won the commission. In designing the master site plan, Daniel Libeskind worked closely with all the stakeholders, knowing that it was fundamental to balance the memory of the tragedy with the need to foster a vibrant and working neighborhood. In the end, he devoted half of the 16-acre site to public space, defined by the Memorial and the Memorial Museum, while also setting aside locations…

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Atrium at Sumner

Brooklyn, New York Under construction

Studio Libeskind is leading the design team creating an affordable housing and community center building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy) neighborhood of Brooklyn. The team includes Selfhelp Community Services, RiseBoro Community Partnership and Urban Builders Collaborative/Lettire. The project is part of the New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) “Seniors First” program, part of the Housing New York 2.0 plan, a commitment to build senior housing on NYCHA-owned land. For the duration of the 99-year ground lease, the apartments at Sumner Houses will be affordable to extremely low, very low, and low-income individuals. Located in the park-like setting of the existing Sumner Houses…

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