Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine March 2004 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin I'm (Guardedly) Optimistic About Libeskind & the WTC—Here's Why Martin Pedersen, Now that the euphoria surrounding the Daniel Libeskind announcement has faded, we’ve all had time to look at the fine print. This is the urban planning equivalent of a hangover. It’s clear that the program is still being driven by…Sustainability Bibliography Site Staff, Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century by David Gissen Conscious Style Home: Eco-Friendly Living for the 21st Century by Danny Seo Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment by Pamela J. Gordon Sustainable…New Urbanism at the NEA: A Q&A with Jeff Speck Julie Taraska, As the NEA’s newly appointed Director of Design, Jeff Speck supervises the panel selection and grant-making process in design, as well as oversees the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and Your Town programs. Formerly the director of town planning at…Anatomy of a Photo Op: Celebrating a "Historic Collaboration" at the WTC Martin Pedersen, Date: July 16, 2003 Place: Ground Zero Gate 7 Purpose: To celebrate a “historic collaboration” between World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein; architect David Childs, of Skidmore Owings & Merrill; and WTC master site planner Daniel Libeskind. The Cast of…How Buildings Breathe Julien Devereux, A savvy mix of high technology and age-old wisdom is delivering healthier air to indoor spaces from office complexes to concert halls.More Is More Paul Makovsky, Tord Boontje’s latest collection marries decoration, function, and affordability.Outdoor Living Paul Makovsky, These products and projects have arrived just in time for warm weather.Vanity and Validation David D’Arcy, Films celebrating the design and construction of projects by celebrity architects are now ubiquitous. But do we actually learn anything from them?Typography of Christian Schwartz Site Staff, Type designer Christian Schwartz’s roadside attraction.Wanted: New Cabs Paul Goldberger, A look back at a classic MoMA show on taxi design reveals the sorry state of today’s fleet.Flexible Living Paul Makovsky, Jason Shatilla’s Sur[faces] tables let you have it many ways.Robots Need Love Too Jonathan Ringen, Don Norman explains that the emotional appeal of a design is more than a matter of aesthetics.Looking for the Light Site Staff, We must study the sun’s path at Ground Zero.