Daniel Libeskind: Countersign collects the architect’s early work, including seminal projects like Micromegas and Chamber Works, Three Lessons in Architecture, Berlin “City Edge,” and the Jewish Museum Berlin.
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, a 1970 graduate of Cooper Union’s architecture program, speaks at his alma mater. The master planner for Ground Zero and the architect of one of Europe’s most visited museums, the Jewish Museum Berlin, explains the role that memory played in his work on those projects and others, including the Danish Jewish Museum, Manchester’s Imperial War Museum, and Dresden’s Military History Museum.
Holocaust Commemoration: Daniel Libeskind on the Art of Memory
6.00pm / Great Hall, Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street
New York, New York 10003
Photo: Michael KLINKHAMER.
Daniel Libeskind’s eL Masterpiece is roughly nine feet tall and two-and-a-half feet wide. It weighs 350 pounds. A luminous, sharp-edged, cascading shape, the chandelier has a highly-polished stainless steel exterior and a stainless-and-23-carat-gold-plated-leaf interior. Created in collaboration with Austrian lighting company Zumtobel, the limited-edition eL Masterpiece chandelier is distinguished by both its striking design and the sophisticated technology that underlies it.