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Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious. ---->>>

And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream. ---->>>

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.

And of course I like Berlin a lot. It's such an interesting city. ---->>>

Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future. ---->>>

I don't get to sleep when I'm in New York. Really. I'm living on adrenaline. ---->>>

There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That's faith for you. There's such a strong spirit here. ---->>>

When you're a kid with artistic yearnings brought up in the Bronx, you don't get fed up too easily. ---->>>

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.

And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole. ---->>>

There will be a competition for the memorial. And then it can be developed with trees, with planting. It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets, because it is below. And it can be something very moving and very private. ---->>>

The Spiral Gallery may happen, too. It is not dependent on government funding. ---->>>

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings.

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums, concert halls and civic buildings.

It's a fantastic responsibility and a wonderful moment. ---->>>

We will work with everybody for the good of New York. ---->>>

It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial, which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world, but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century. ---->>>

Larry wanted us to reposition the tower. We wouldn't, and won't. He's been holding back our fees. We want to get paid. And that's it. It'll get solved and we'll carry on with planning Ground Zero. ---->>>

I'm not Candide, nor Dr Pangloss, but we know that faith moves mountains. ---->>>

It's a project that touched me as an immigrant and as a New Yorker. ---->>>

We all came to see that site. We all walked around it. It is already sacred. ---->>>

I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us. ---->>>

The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play. ---->>>

And it is very moving because one has to see the site not as just another site of development but it is a very special site. It is a site that souls and hearts of all Americans. ---->>>

Well, I didn't want to have the reminder sort of in the sky, so that people would forever look at it. I wanted to have - really to create a city from the bottom up. From that foundation, which held, from the democratic power of what the site really is. ---->>>

Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space, because it is already there. And it is speaking with a voice and, you know, 4 million of us came to see the site. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Polish
Born: 05-12, 1946
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
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Occupation: Architect

Daniel Libeskind (born May 12, 1946) is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the extension to the Denver Art Museum in the United States, the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, the Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester, England, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Felix Nussbaum Haus in Osnabrück, Germany, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel (wikipedia)