In this conversation, architect Daniel Libeskind (paired with Ronald Abramson) discusses his uncommon background and global perspective while exploring both ideas about tragedy and hope, and the way in which architecture can memorialize—and reshape—human experience. Many of the inquiries and principles explored will radiate from Libeskind’s book, Breaking Ground, which invites the reader to see architecture—and the larger world—through a new perspective.
Daniel Libeskind is an American architect who has designed many prominent and celebrated buildings, including the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Denver Art Museum, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, the Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, as well as many more commercial and residential projects around the world. In 2003, Libeskind won the competition for the master plan to rebuild the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. This event was co-sponsored with the Chelsea School, located in Silver Spring, MD- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Ronald D. Abramson is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C., office of Buchanan Ingersoll. Ronald is a member of the firm's Board of Directors and is a part of the firm's Real Estate Section.
Abramson brings over 30 years of experience to his practice, where he focuses on corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance, business and succession planning, as well as estate planning.
He concentrates on privately owned large-scale entrepreneurial businesses.
Abramson is a past Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. In 2003, The Corcoran College of Art + Design granted Abramson its highest academic honor, the Doctor of Fine Arts, honorus causa, for his 18 distinguished years of stewardship as a trustee of the institution.
Daniel Libeskind is an American Jewish architect of Berlin's Jewish Museum and San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum. Libeskind made waves when, in 2003, he won the competition to rebuild the World Trade Center.