9/11 Memorial

Everyone here at the Academy of Art would like to honor and dedicate this post to all the people that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Michael Arad was an unknown architect when the 9/11 tragedy happened,  but in 2004 he won the design competition to rebuilt what was once The World Trade Center. The estimated cost for the memorial tripled in cost to almost a billion dollars, it occupies about half of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, the Memorial includes a plaza with over 400 swamp white oak trees, an area that will be used as a green roof over an underground museum that will be completed next year by Aedas Architects with an entrance pavilion designed by the Norwegian firm Snohetta.
Here are some images from the design process to the beautiful  finish project by Michael Arad
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Photos:Reuters/Mike Segar