The Pentagon Memorial commemorating the terrorist attack of September 11th, 2001, provides a long-awaited place for contemplation. Dedicated today and designed by Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies (KBAS), a Philadelphia-based architecture firm founded by Keith Kaseman and Julie Beckman, the memorial is composed of 184 cantilevered benches—one for each victim who died that day. The memorial is located on the West Lawn of the Pentagon, adjacent to where the hijacked plane hit the building. Photo courtesy Starfire Lighting (top); Columbia University (above) The Pentagon Memorial commemorates the terrorist attack of September 11th, 2001. It was designed by Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies,
Correction appended August 19, 2008 After sparking opposition and getting sent back to the drafting tables in January 2007, Foster + Partners has returned with a dramatically different design for an addition to a 58-year-old building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The revamped proposal has placated some, but not all, of the project’s critics. Images courtesy Foster + Partners Company Foster + Partners recently unveiled a new design (top) for an addition to a 58-year-old building in Upper Manhattan after the first proposal (below) was rejected. The firm originally proposed erecting a 30-story elliptical glass tower atop the Parke-Bernet Gallery,
Abu Dhabi, much like its neighbor to the northeast, Dubai, has been expanding at breakneck speed. Now its airport is set to grow significantly larger with a new facility: the 5.9-million-square-foot Midfield Terminal Complex designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects. “It’s one of the projects, along with a handful of others, that the country is using to symbolize its emerging place in the world in the 21st century,” explains KPF president Lee Polisano.
New York’s Gluckman Mayner Architects is designing Pace Beijing, a major Chinese outpost for Manhattan’s PaceWildenstein gallery. It is the first major American gallery to put down roots in Beijing—a move intended to help PaceWildenstein become a prominent player in Asia’s booming art market.
Construction plans for the site of Le Corbusier¹s chapel of Notre Dame du Haut (1954) in Ronchamp, France, have ignited a vigorous debate, pitting leading architects against each other, and sparking disagreement between organizations seeking to preserve Le Corbusier¹s legacy.
Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture recently won a competition to design Masdar Headquarters, a 1.6-million-square-foot, zero-waste, zero-carbon facility that it predicts will generate not only enough power to run itself, but also surplus energy to help fuel buildings surrounding it.