Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Libeskind . . . taking shots

Over the past few months I kept coming across Libeskind's "Breaking Ground," his autobiography/personal story about the WTC Master Planning, at my local bookstore.

I never bought it, figuring it most likely would be a saccharine-lite book, written mainly for the non-architects and also for PR purposes.

Well, I bought it at a used book store over the weekend for a few bucks. So I started reading.

And, as I have delved into the book, I have found my pre-conceived notions correct . . . .but I did not think that Libeskind would dump on so many architects.

So far (I am only 1/4 of the way through the book), he has taken shots at Eisenman, Meier, Roger Duffy, David Childs, SOM, Fred Schwartz, Herbert Muschamp, among others.

Believe it or not, I can't wait to continue reading tonight . . .

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