Walker Accepts Second Ground Zero Commission
June 28, 2005
Larry Silverstein has hired landscape
architect Peter Walker to design landscaping for the soon-to-be
redesigned 1,776-foot-tall Freedom Tower, according to Bud
Peronne, a spokesperson for Silverstein. Walker is already
working with architect Michael Arad on the World Trade Center
Memorial, which is located just south of the tower.
Walker could not be reached for comment
on his dual roles at the site, and his firm, Berkeley, California-based
Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture, would not
release any details on the Freedom Tower landscaping. Arad
asked Walker to collaborate on the memorial design last winter,
after his entry was named as a finalist in the competition
which the two won. Walker added dense patterns of trees and
landscape elements to what was initially a fairly barren design.
Walkers firm has also designed
the Nasher Sculpture Center and Saitama Sky Forest Plaza,
which both won American Society of Landscape Architects professional
awards in 2004.