At a panel discussion on architecture journalism held at the Center for Architecture last month, the New York Post's Steve Cuozzo griped that The New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman had yet to weigh in on the 9/11 Memorial. Indeed, even the Times's go-to architecture reporter Robin Pogrebin had to concur. She noted that she too had raised the question. Nevertheless, World Trade Center reporting—let alone criticism—can be a full time job. Although Pogrebin continues to report on the cultural venues slated for the site, the architectural aspects of the project have been the province of David Dunlap from the get-go. With the topping of Four World Trade today at 977 feet, Dunlap once again provides a highly detailed report, as he did two weeks ago in his analysis of the grossly altered designs of One World Trade. Standing in the shadow of One World Trade, Dunlap notes that architects Fumihiko Maki and Osamu Sassa have no problem with his building being labeled "the biggest skyscraper New Yorkers have never heard of." "Subtlety extends one’s appreciation," Sassa told the Times. Kimmelman, meanwhile, has made a trip to the area, but to review a glass canopy, "in the shadow of One World Trade Center no less."
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Architecture & the Media #2: Design Reportage Thursday, May 3 6:00-8:00pm Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place What drives the decisions to present architecture stories or programs? How do non-specialist reporters portray architecture and architects? Or explain architecture concepts, processes, and key milestones as a project unfolds from concept to reality? Can reporters help to demystify architects and architecture for the general public? Join us at the Center for Architecture on May 3 for a panel discussion on design reporting, the second installment of Architecture & the Media, a four-part series exploring today's media landscape co-produced by the Center for Architecture, AIANY's Oculus and Marketing & PR Committees, and The Architect's Newspaper. For Design Reportage: The Business Press and General Interest Media, moderator and AN executive editor Julie Iovine will be joined by Matt Chaban of the The New York Observer, Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post, The New York Times' Robin Pogrebin, and Rob Lippincott, senior vice president of education at PBS. $10 for members and students, $20 for non-members; OR purchase a ticket for the 4-part series (3 events remaining!) at $25 for members and students; $50 for non-member. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE