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I bought this book after visiting the 911 Memorial I thought that the memorial was beautifully done so I wanted to read about the events and decisions that led to it I also thought there may be some intrigue elements considering how many people wanted a say in this nyc residents politicians the families etcThe book was interesting but in my opinion not very well written It dragged on and went into detail on the things I didn t care about and lazed over the areas where I wanted to learn I was also disappointed by the lack of pictures of other designs submitted That really could have added some context to the book and helped me visualize why certain decisions were made Oh well I heard this author interviewed on NPR in relation to The Princes Bride ground zero I can t remember anything about the interview but the topic sounded interesting Anyway the title says is all the book is about the process of rebuilding on the site of the fallen twin towers I was ready for lots of intrigue and there was but the author introduced so many characters that it was hard to follow This was a bit disappointing since so many of the characters seemed irrelevant to the story Iot a copy of the book from the library and was disappointed to see that it was published in 2004 already five years out of date Nonetheless it was an interesting look at how decisions were made in relation to the site Most interesting or depressi If you are interested in City Planning this book is a must Paul Goldberg. In Up from Zero Paul are interested in City Planning this book is a must Paul Goldberg. In Up from Zero Paul winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the inside story of the uest to rebuild
One Of The Mostof the most symbolic sites in the world the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood A story of power politics architecture community and culture Up from Zero takes us inside the controversial struggle to create and build one of the most challenging urban design projects in historyWhat should replace the fallen towers Who had the courage and vision to rise to the task of rebuilding Who had the right finally to decide The struggle began soon after September 11 2001 as titanic egos took sides made demands and jockeyed for power Lawyers developers rieving famil. Ed on solid clearly stated principles and historical facts His most important thesis
Is The One Thatthe one that to the least appealing characteristic of the Ground Zero Development its over preponderance of office buildings on these 116 acres at the expense of other possible uses particularly residential More mixed uses would have made for a much livelier and human environment This he shows us is mixed uses would have made for a much livelier and human environment This he shows us is traced to the Port Authority s relentless insistence that the program for the site be patterned after the original World Trade Center with its 10 million s ft of office space plus the previous retail commercial space and NO residential all this because the Port Authority was determined to receive all the rent payments it had negotiated for the leases of World Trade Center and not one penny less As Goldberger notes only New York s Governor Pataki could have changed that euation but Pataki did not want to risk any animosity that would disturb his election prospects and only cared for Ground Zero as his election prospects and only cared for Ground Zero as background for his self aggrandizement Lacking his support no one not even Bloomberg managed to change the euation This is too bad because no matter how much or how little you like what you find there today it is hard to dispute the fact that it would have been so much better with intermixing of other uses including residential Perhaps the future will reverse that NOTE I wish the book had a lot pictures the ones in the paperback edition are really unsatisfactory. Has been marked by moments of bold vision effective community activism and personal instinct punctuating the often contentious politics of public participation Up from Zero takes in the full sweep of this tremendous effort Goldberger presents a drama of creative minds at work solving seemingly insurmountable clashes of taste interests and ideas With uniue access to the players and the process and with a sophisticated understanding of architecture and its impact on people and on the social and cultural life of a city Paul Goldberger here chronicles the courage the sacrifices and the burning passions at the heart of one of the reatest efforts of urban revitalization in modern times From the Hardcover editio.
Paul Goldberger ✓ 6 DownloadEr ives us a well informed and intelligent account of how various institutional personal and economic forces present in post 91101 New York City came together over a
10 YEAR PERIOD TO PRODUCE THEyear period to produce the of Ground Zero as we know it today He does a reat job at detailing all the salient characteristics of the project and traces their origin and development in the push and pull of the various forces at work Paul can do this because he is well versed in the history of the city its social and political Character And Institutions The Nature and institutions the nature the city s real estate profession and at the same time also knows the design and planning professions and the concepts and ideas that have The Magic Talisman (A Rick Brant Science Adventure Series, guided these over time particularly as they apply to New York City He also must have had the inside ear of many individuals in and out ofovernment that were close to the action because at various junctures he provides us with vignettes that could only have been known by the parties at the table And clearly he had access to a lot of newspapers because the development of Ground Zero is probably one of the most publicized architectural events in recent history One wonders how he manages to describe the Relative Merits Of The merits of the proposals that surfaced in all these competitions for the Master Plan for the Memorial for the Transit Hub without offending their creators yet if his evaluations seem fair and balanced to the reader it because his evaluations are almost always bas. Ies local residents politicians artists and architects all had fierce needs radically different ideas strong emotions and boundless determination How could conflicting interests be resolved After hundreds of hours of often rancorous meetings the first sets of plans were finally revealed in the summer of 2002–and the results were staggeringly disappointingYet as Goldberger shows the rebuilding process recovered and began to flourish Rather than degenerating into turf wars it evolved in ways that no one could have predicted From the decision to reintegrate the site into the dense fabric of lower Manhattan to the choice of Daniel Libeskind as master planner to the appointment of a memorial jury the process. .