Archive for May 16th, 2014

Critical Round-Up: The September 11 Memorial Museum

I’m looking forward to visiting the Museum. It looks outstanding and appears to be very moving and beautiful. It will be a very memorable experience.

 

Set to open to the public on Wednesday after a highly controversial and contested journey from idea to reality, the September 11 Memorial Museum has inevitably been a talking point among critics this week. The museum by Davis Brody Bond occupies the space between the Memorial Plaza at ground level and the bedrock below, with an angular glass pavilion by Snøhetta providing an entrance from above. A long ramp, designed to recall the access ramp with which tons of twisted metal was excavated from the site, descends to the exhibits which sit within the perimeter boundaries of the twin towers’ foundations, underneath the suspended volumes of Michael Arad‘s memorial fountains

via Critical Round-Up: The September 11 Memorial Museum | ArchDaily.