Libeskind Speaks at Holocaust Commemoration

On April 24, world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind spoke at FIT’s 13th Annual Holocaust Commemoration event. Born in Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors, Libeskind established his architecture studio in Berlin in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum there. In 2003, after he was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center site redevelopment, he moved his headquarters to New York City.
In his talk, he described the concepts behind Jewish museums he designed. He spoke of being able to walk through his buildings and hear “whispering voices of those who are not there physically” and to experience “the void that continues backwards and forwards and will be there forever.”