Michael Arad

Memorial Architect Reflects on Design Process

Michael Arad is a partner at Handel Architects. He worked as a New York City Housing Authority architect before winning the competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. (photo by Joe Woolhead) Michael Arad is a partner at Handel Architects. He worked as a New York City Housing Authority architect before winning the competition to design the 9/11 Memorial. (photo by Joe Woolhead)

Michael Arad discussed the challenges of conceiving the 9/11 Memorial with a leading design magazine.  Read more »

Memorial Architect Recalls Tour with Koch

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad and former New York Mayor Ed Koch are shown in July at the memorial before it opened in September 2011. (Courtesy photo) 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad and former New York Mayor Ed Koch are shown in July at the memorial before it opened in September 2011. (Courtesy photo)

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad recalls a personal tour he gave with former New York Mayor Ed Koch months before the memorial opened in September 2011.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Architect Lectures in Atlanta

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad (photo courtesy of Handel Architects) 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad (photo courtesy of Handel Architects)

Michael Arad speaks at alma mater Georgia Tech about his vision for the national memorial.  Read more »

Exclusive to The MEMO: View of 9/11 Memorial's Waterfalls in Light

Memorial Architect Michael Arad yesterday snapped this photo of the north pool. Memorial Architect Michael Arad yesterday snapped this photo of the north pool.

The 9/11 Memorial's north pool illuminated.  Read more »

Video: Names of 9/11 Heroes, Victims are Forever Etched in Bronze

9/11 Memorial Architect Michael Arad and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels detail Sept. 11 victims' names arrangment.  Read more »

Video: Fox News follows 9/11 Memorial's architect (Update)

 Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comAbove: Veteran news anchor Shepard Smith introduces the latest installment of the Fox News series “The Rise of Freedom," which features 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad.  In the broadcast, Arad discusses the signature 9/11 Memorial pools, which feature 30-foot waterfalls.  Arad, a partner of Handel Architects  Read more »

Video: Speakers Series Focuses on Realizing the 9/11 Memorial

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9/11 Memorial’s Architect to headline dynamic speakers series

9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad this month will detail what inspired him to design a national tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the World Trade Center terror attacks in 2001 and 1993 as part of the "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series. Arad will share early designs of the memorial in the event called "Realizing the 9/11 Memorial" at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 10., at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St.RSVP  Read more »

Best-selling Author Peter Balakian Ushers in Return of Engaging Speakers Series

New York Times best-selling author Peter Balakian read a powerful selection of 9/11-themed poems yesterday at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., as part of the well-received “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series. The poems conjured up feelings and imagery of the World Trade Center before and after the attacks.Balakian, a professor in humanities and English at Colgate University, has authored five books of poems and three prose works, including the Times  Read more »

CNN: New Life at World Trade Center Site

CNN provided extensive coverage of the Memorial today. Please view a news story featuring a tour of the Memorial and read an opinion piece by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels on the CNN.com website by clicking here  Read more »