Reflecting Absence

‘Reflecting Absence’ by Michael Arad has been chosen as the memorial to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. The piece uses a pair of reflective pools to mark the location of the towers’ footprints. While many are criticizing the piece, I quite like it. The minimalism is appropriate and the experience promises to entice a mood most …

Save the TWA Terminal

2003.07.11 Manhattan User’s Guide reported that Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK, that glorious, swooping, curvilinear icon, which proves that a building doesn’t need great height in order to soar, is about to be destroyed by the Port Authority. 2003.11.06 Again via Manhattan User’s Guide, news on the JFK TWA Terminal. This time good: The Port Authority and JetBlue have done the right thing, thanks …

The Manhattan Skyline