Response – Book Report/Review Example
ARC 188 Ground zero response Ground zero depicts a region of disaster as history would suggest; it has and will future be viewed differently. Designer and constructor Daniel Libeskind has come up with a design plan that would ensure that people, the nations and the world at large get a message that would bring hope and a new beginning. If there construction went under way and a massive building was erected at the site it would have less significance and meaning to the people and nation at large. In terms of societal values, it would send people further away rather than bringing them closer as they try to accept what happened on that fateful day.
Many would agree that the brightest idea was the one that would ensure that all questions were answered and ideas pertaining to the structure would not only symbols strength but also the stability of American people. In incorporating the massive structures from the bedrock tat which remained firm even with the terror attack, Libeskind was emotionally connecting with the nation and the world at large sending a message that even though we crumbled down, the nations itself had its feet anchored to the ground, as time as show the nation is back up again.
The waterfall and building ensure that it is a world trade center, a lot of would be expected to occur aside from the business. It would be expected to bring more tourists who come to associate with the tragedy and what transpired on the spot as well as paying their last respects; and such is the mindset that led to Libeskind winning the competition to build the site.
In conclusion a lot of personal feeling are drawn towards the site and as the design depict a time of sadness but at the same time a new beginning. Libeskind has not only shared his take on the event but rather the nations opinion on the loss, and his only suggestions, as seen in his design, is that only though living and accepting what happened will America be able to rise like the giant that it is.
"Ground Zero Master Plan / Studio Daniel Libeskind." ArchDaily. Web. 14 Apr. 2015.