Saturday, December 19, 2009
video topic: architect describing city phenomena
architect featured:Daniel Libeskind
video title: My New York: Daniel Libeskind
Presenter: Daniel Libeskind
Studio: Architectural Record
Original run: 9:40 min
description and view:
My New York: Daniel Libeskind, Pt. 1
Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum
Watch as Daniel Libeskind takes us on a tour of "one of the most spectacular buildings" of them all, FLW's "visionary" building with a "radical new form" that redefined museum architecture.
Libeskind, no stranger to controversy himself, says he admires Wright's "stubborness to go against critics" who said the building was never going to work.
My New York: Daniel Libeskind, Pt. 2
The Chrysler Building
Watch as Libeskind takes us on a tour of a building that "has shaped the almost cosmic significance of Manhattan"--a structure "so complex it incorporates our dreams."
Libeskind says the lesson of the Chrsyler building is that it's "unnecessary elements"--such as its "amazing crown"--is the necessity of architecture.Libeskind argues that the skyscraper is actually intensely sustainable--because the most sustainable buildings are those "sustainable on our memories."
My New York: Daniel Libeskind, Pt.3
The George Washington Bridge
Watch as Libeskind takes us on a tour of the GWB, a structure that "expresses the temerity" of architects & engineers to "do the impossible."
The bridge, whose "confidence" and "proportions" Libeskind admires, inspired him as child growing up in the Bronx. Today, he lauds the artistry of its architect, Cass Gilbert, and its engineer, Othmar Ammann.Libeskind admires the bridge's "confidence" and its "proportions." He also lauds the artistry of its architect, Cass Gilbert, and its engineer, Othmar Ammann.
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