His plans envisioned design-signature buildings soaring around a changed Ground Zero, bustling offices, theaters, museums, and a park. Yet, he is caught in an ongoing battle to realize both his vision and plans.
Hear Daniel Libeskind talk about his embattled plans for New York's World Trade Center site and his life in architecture.
Daniel Libeskind, master plan architect for the World Trade Center reconstruction site. He is currently building museums in Denver, Toronto and San Francisco, as well as commercial and cultural projects in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, England and Ireland. He is principal design architect at Studio Daniel Libeskind. His new book is "Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and Architecture"
Blair Golson, economic development reporter for the New York Observer.
This program aired on September 29, 2004.