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Starting from Zero: Reconstructing Downtown New York: Book by Michael Sorkin

Starting from Zero: Reconstructing Downtown New York

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ISBN: 9780415947374    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Year of publishing: 2003     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 144        
Ever since 9/11, there has been no more vocal and articulate critic of the fate of Ground Zero than architect and social critic Michael Sorkin. He has been writing furiously about the future of New York...Read more
Ever since 9/11, there has been no more vocal and articulate critic of the fate of Ground Zero than architect and social critic Michael Sorkin. He has been writing furiously about the future of New York and lower Manhattan in the pages of The New York Times and books like After the World Trade Center. He has also been an attendee at all the major local forums on post-9/11 planning. His perspective has been very critical throughout the long process, especially toward the powers-that-be charged with rebuilding the devastated trade center site. Sorkin contends that the entities in charge of redeveloping the site are highly resistant to democratic participation, and instead are guided by real estate and commercial interests concerned primarily with maximizing rental and retail space revenues. Their initial instinct was to replace what was there before, offering plan after plan of massive office towers, with some even higher than the old trade center itself. And this comes despite a massive overabundance of vacant office space in lower Manhattan.
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About the author: Michael Sorkin
Michael Sorkin is America's most provocative architectural critic. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and is generally regarded as one of the most... Read more
Michael Sorkin is America's most provocative architectural critic. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and is generally regarded as one of the most prominent architectural writers in America. His books include After the World Trade Center (Routledge), Some Assembly Required, and Variations on a Theme Park.
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Review:
[The book's] ideas are provocative and sound, and presented with graphic verve. Long may Sorkin challenge the mainstream media, the cult of the celebrity architect and the status quo.."-Pittsburgh...Read more
[The book's] ideas are provocative and sound, and presented with graphic verve. Long may Sorkin challenge the mainstream media, the cult of the celebrity architect and the status quo.."-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 2003
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