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Guide to the Lynne Sagalyn Research Files for "Power at Ground Zero"
1972-2016
 MS 3128

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 19, 2021
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Container List

Series VI. Design and Memorial Materials, 1992-2016. 1.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

The series includes materials regarding the process to design the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial, including the perspectives of various concerned parties, such as the families of the deceased, and the considerations, such as historic preservation and the sanctity of the towers "footprint," involved in the design competition and outcome. The documents include advisory committee minutes and other primary documents. The series includes some thematic files related to the subject (E/Episodes; RB/Rebuilding; and ARC/Architectural Criticism & Commentary) that hold newspaper clippings, tearsheets, print-outs of articles, and the like. Some Sagalyn work product, such as chronologies, is in the series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1 Various print matter

Scope and Contents

Includes 4 documents: 1) New York New Visions, "Memorial Process Team Briefing Book: Findings from the Outreach, Temporary Memorials & Research Working Groups," March 2002; 2) APA NY Metro Chapter, "The Memorial Process: A Report of the Lower Manhattan Rebuild Task Force," Draft, May 14, 2002; 3) Daniel Libeskind, Leon Wieseltier, and Sherwin Nuland, "Monument and Memory," The Columbia Seminar on Art in Society, September 27, 2002 [edited transcript of a public program]; and 4) "Architecture and The Question of Memory: 2002 International Summer Design Studio and Conference on the WTC Memorial Design," Pratt School of Architecture

2002
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 2 Memorial mission and Memorial process materials (binder content)

Scope and Contents

Includes Sagalyn's working documents of the elements of the memorial process (2014) and various primary documents concerning public dialogue, including two transcripts of joint meetings of the Memorial Competition Jury and Families Advisory Council.

2001-2005, 2014
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 3-4 Memorial Foundation & LMDC Families Advisory Council (binder content) (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes National 9/11 Memorial Foundation Board meeting minutes, LMDC Family Advisory Board and All Council meeting minutes, Memorial Center Advisory Committee materials, PANYNJ Board meetings relating to Memorial construction, agreements, press releases, and other documents.

2002-2013
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 5-6 Section 106 historic preservation and the World Trade Center site (binder content) (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes Sagalyn's chronology of WTC historic preservation/106 process(2014) and other research/work notes, with primary documents including the WTC Memorial and Redevelopment Plan Programmatic Agreement, memorandum of agreement between the Port Authority and various bodies regarding the WTC Transportation Hub, and other documents.

2001-2011
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 7 Sagalyn work product re: commentary on the Memorial

Scope and Contents

Log of articles with key points and quotations summarized.

2012
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 8 RB2. Rebuilding: Memorial
2001-2015
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 9 RB12. Rebuilding: Historic preservation

Scope and Contents

Includes, among other documents, material concerning the "survivors staircase," including a chronology prepared by Sagalyn and a research assistant.

2001-2013
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 10-11 E14. Episodes: Memorial design competition (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes, among other documents, a letter from architect Donald Woolery to Sagalyn with the description and drawings he had proposed for the WTC site.

2003-2005
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 12-14 E23. Episodes: Memorial redesign (3 folders)
2002-2016
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 15 E55-5. Episodes: Openings of rebuilt facilities: Memorial Museum
2014-2015
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 16 Curating the Memorial Museum
2004-2014
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1 ARC2. Architectural Criticism/Commentary: NY Times: Herbert Muschamp
1992-2004
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 2 ARC6. Architectural Criticism/Commentary: NY Times: Ouroussoff, Kimmelman
2002-2011
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 3-6 ARC4 & 5. Architectural Criticism/Commentary: Other than New York Times (4 folders)
2000-2015
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 6 ARC10. Architectural Criticism/Commentary: Book reviews
2002-2005

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