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Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero, Nobel, Philip

Author Name    Nobel, Philip

Title   Sixteen Acres: Architecture and the Outrageous Struggle for the Future of Ground Zero

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Picador

ISBN Number    0805080023 / 9780805080025

Seller ID   SKU1002944

0805080023 ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed.

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"Quirky, discursive, and highly opinionated"--a frank and devastating assessment of architecture and the rebuilding at Ground Zero (Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times")
Maverick architecture critic Philip Nobel takes us deep into the inner workings of Ground Zero, tracing the redevelopment of this battleground construction site from smoke-shrouded ruin to controversial master plan. Nobel gathers the huge cast of players at war with one another: real estate developers; grieving families; ambitious politicians; and most of all the architects, in the national spotlight as never before, charged with satisfying impossible demands and reconciling a sacred zone with daily life.
By turns tragic and comic, "Sixteen Acres" is a riveting story of high culture and low dealings, confronting the essential questions: Can buildings provide meaning? Are modern architects up to the job? What are the limits of architecture?
"Estimable . . . Nobel steps in where others] fear to tread--by making sense of the spectacle."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
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"Vastly preferable . . . Nobel, in refreshing contrast to others on the subject], regards the circus-like chain of circumstances with skeptical detachment . . . and harrowing humor."
--"The New York Review of Books"

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