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Join Us Today At 2:30 PM For Our Live Chat With Rick Bell And Fred Bernstein

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Live Chat on the Finalist Memorial Plans For Ground Zero
Rick Bell, Executive Director, American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
Fred Bernstein, Architecture Writer Whose Design Was Picked As A Finalist, But Later Disqualified

Date: Friday, December 5
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM



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Previous Chats

May 27, 2003
Mike Wallace, author of the book A New Deal for New York, about how to rebuild the city, state and country after September 11.
Read a transcript of the chat.

February 20, 2003
Daniel Libeskind, World Trade Center site design finalist. His plan for Ground Zero exposes the foundations of the original twin towers.
Read a transcript of the chat.

February 11, 2003
Tara Snow, who coordinates public and government participation for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Read a transcript of the chat.

January 31, 2003
On Friday January 31, Gotham Gazette held an online chat with architect Steven Holl, a member of the team that created the Memorial Square plan.
Read a transcript of the chat.

January 24, 2003
On Friday January 24, Gotham Gazette held an online chat with architect Rafael Viñoly, a member of the Think team, which created three designs for the World Trade Center site.
Read a transcript of the chat

January 14, 2003
Barbara Littenberg, from architecture firm Peterson/Littenberg, described her firm's plan for the World Trade Center site and their work for Mayor Bloomberg's plan for lower Manhattan.
Read a transcript of the chat

January 9, 2003
Robert Yaro, President of the Regional Plan Association and head of the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York, provided commentary on the public process for rebuilding and talked about the future plans of the Civic Alliance.
Read a transcript of the chat

December 19, 2002
Rick Bell, Executive Director of the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, discussed the nine new plans and talked about how the public can best evaluate the plans.
Read a transcript of the chat
December 12, 2002
Dr. Jack Caravanos, from Hunter College, and Dr. Lung Chi Chen from New York University School of Medicine discussed health concerns after September 11.
Read a transcript of the chat

November 22, 2002
Ronald Betts, chairman of Chelsea Piers and director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Read a transcript of the chat

October 10, 2002
Ron Shiffman of the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development, and
Frank Braconi, executive director of the non-profit research organization Citizens Housing and Planning Councildiscussed housing issues after September 11.
Read a transcript of the chat

October 3, 2002
Bettina Damiani of Good Jobs New York and Steve Malanga of City Journal discussed economic rebuilding issues after September 11.
Read a transcript of the chat

September 11, 2002
Dr. Joseph Hirsch, Dr. Lisa Kaplan, Dr. Joan Hardin, and Dr. Richard Shadick, psychologists with crisis counseling experience
Read a transcript of the chat

August 21, 2002
Anita Contini, director of memorial, cultural and civic programs for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Read a transcript of the chat
Read a story on the lessons other memorials may have for Ground Zero.

July 24, 2002
Lou Tomson, President of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Read a transcript of the chat
Read a profile of Lou Tomson

July 16, 2002
Madelyn Wils, Chairwoman of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan
Read a transcript of the chat
Read a profile of Madelyn Wils

June 11, 2002
Alex Garvin, lead planner for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Read a transcript of the chat
Read a profile of Alex Garvin


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