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After 1993 New York World Trade Centre bombing cause 6 people lost their lives. It is September 11th, 2001. It was a hard blow to New York people which two airplanes were hijacked by terrorists and dash against the Twin Trade towers separately. With towers falling, nearly 3000 victims are killed during this attack. It leads U.S people, especially citizen of New York City, do feel the anguish and sorrow.
In the past 15 years, people all around the world can feel New York people are stepping forward from mourning to gain back their faith and confidence. However, this was accompanying with 9.11 National Memorial & Museum (Referred as 911M&M). As this disaster carries too much sorrow throughout of the history, 911M&M has become a place where entrusted people’s emotion. This ‘Reflecting Absence’ thus reflects the braveness of local citizen and the greatness of New York City.
‘Reflecting Absence’ was designed by Israeli architect Michael. Arad is an Israeli Architect who was born in London. He was working for New York Housing Authority and was well-known after he’s design for 911 M&M was accepted during the competitionR. And its masterplan was designed by Daniel Liheskind who has great experience of design memorial museum such as Jewish Museum in Berlin, Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester etcR. Moreover, the landscape was designed by American architect Peter Walker. # arad text
This design proposal acquired the approval from a jury which formed by artists, survivors, victims’ families and government representatives. As 911M&M’s curator Joe Daniels indicated that this museum will all the way make people get str...
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...hat attracted my attention is the materials of the wall Maya adopted. It is the polished black granite appears a good capacity of reflection. When those family members come grieve over departed soldiers’ death, they can see the reflections of themselves through this dark wall. However, this was designed in purpose which designer wants it to become a linkage, ‘Alieving in the brightness and sacrificed in the darkness will come meet again with each other’ said Maya . The moment mourner touch the victims’ name they will suffer the sense of pain and lose. It is architect’s intention to make people realise and accept the actuality of death. Once you admitted the death’s existence, then you can get chance to heal all of this pain. Hence, memorial wall will maintains its own value which also represents the greatness and success of this architectural design consequently.
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