Michael Arad

Architect for the World Trade Center Memorial

Michael Arad appears in the following:

American Icons: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Friday, October 04, 2013

How do you build a monument to a war that was more tragic than triumphant? Maya Lin was practically a kid when she got the commission to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. Her minimalistic granite wall was derided by one vet as a “black gash of shame.” But inscribed with the name of every fallen soldier, it became a sacred place for veterans and their families, and it influenced later designs like the National September 11 Memorial. 

Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen's full interview with Maya Lin

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The New National 9/11 Memorial

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ten years ago, Lower Manhattan was the epicenter of the most shocking, upsetting day in many Americans' lifetimes. But today Ground Zero is bustling with construction workers, cranes, and other building equipment. The site is still a work in progress, except for the new national memorial ...

Video: Kurt Andersen Visits the 9/11 Memorial with Designer Michael Arad

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