Part Two of a Washington Post series on the rebuilding of the WTC features George Tamaro, one of the original engineers of the slurry wall which is the centerpiece of Libeskind’s memorial site design.
The more I think about it, the more similarities I find between this aspect of the Libeskind proposal and Lochnagar Crater, the powerful, preserved, accidental memorial to WWI’s Battle of the Somme. [This crater was central to my first short film, Souvenir November 2001, where a New Yorker came upon the crater while searching for a much larger, much more “designed” memorial at the nearby town of Thiepval.]
BBC history tour information on Lochnagar Crater and the Thiepval Memorial
Tales from shooting SN01 at these memorials (Feb. 02)
1972 New Yorker article by Edith Iglauer on building The Bathtub