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Cultural Institutions at Ground Zero
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
New York, NY –
A year ago, four cultural institutions were selected to take up residence at the World Trade Center site. Then this past May designs for a building to house the Drawing Center and the International Freedom Center, were unveiled. Soon after, critics began to question the legitimacy of those institutions' programming.
We've invited Paul Goldberger to help us understand these cascading events. He is architecture critic for the New Yorker magazine and author of the book "Up From Zero: Politics, Architecture and the Rebuilding of New York." I asked Goldberger why, since there was a selection process, there's a problem with these organizations now.