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9/11 memorial designer comes of age as urban architect


The memorial under construction.

By Abigail Klein


The New York Times recently went shopping with the Israeli-American architect Michael Arad, revealing how this designer of the National September 11 Memorial scours Manhattan toy stores for unusual building-block sets to construct miniature villages with his three young children.

The devoted dad last fall completed a “green roof” on his oldest child’s school building. In May, he was back in Israel to speak about his main area of expertise—urban architecture—at the 2013 Jerusalem International Tourism Summit. He also guest lectured at Hebrew University and met with a group of wounded Israeli veterans about a small proposed memorial in Israel “that could be very gratifying on a personal level,” he tells ISRAEL21c.

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