last sunday, 9.05-10.00am, and 10.05-11.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710):
Daniel Libeskind – Ground Zero (part of Dream Builders)
Daniel Libeskind’s first building was the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Shortly after it was opened he won a fierce competition to rebuild the most valuable and most politically charged piece of real estate in the world: Ground Zero in New York.
It propelled him into the architectural stratosphere and was an experience that changed him utterly. He tells Razia Iqbal and an audience at the Royal Institute of British Architects of the twists and turns in an extraordinary tale.
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0197fx4)
for review, see http://www.thejc.com/arts/arts-interviews/108665/grand-designs-a-would-b… …
Dream Builders covers his childhood in communist Poland, where the Holocaust was “visceral, you could see it in the absence of people on the streets” …