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Breaking Ground : Architecture Publication

15 May 2008

Polish Language Version of Architect’s Internationally Renowned Book Released

DANIEL LIBESKIND TO LAUNCH BREAKING GROUND IN POLAND

Architect Daniel Libeskind introduces his iconoclastic approach to public space and shares his vision for the most important architectural project of our time, the 1776 Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site, during the launch of the Polish language version of his book, Breaking Ground: An Immigrant’s Journey from Poland to Ground Zero. Drawing on his uncommon background and global perspective, in Breaking Ground Daniel Libeskind explores ideas about tragedy and hope, and the way in which architecture can memorialize—and reshape—human experience.

Born in 1946 to Holocaust survivors in Poland, Daniel Libeskind eventually emigrated to New York City in 1959. A virtuoso musician before studying architecture, Libeskind has designed iconic buildings around the world, including the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, England. In February 2003, Libeskind was chosen as the Master Plan Architect for the World Trade Center reconstruction.

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Full of the vitality, humor, and visionary spark that helped win him the World Trade Center Commission, Breaking Ground invites readers to see architecture-and the larger world-through new perspectives. Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. Libeskind is Principle Design Architect in Studio Libeskind, the firm he founded in 1990; the firm is working on major architectural commissions including cultural institutions, museums, concert halls, landscape projects, stage designs, and exhibitions around the world.

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