As Sharp As It Gets

With his explosive addition to the Denver Art Museum, Daniel Libeskind makes his point

It's hard to believe that the majestic new addition to the Denver Art Museum is Daniel Libeskind's first completed building in the U.S. In 2003 Libeskind won the competition to design the master plan for the World Trade Center site. For the next year or two, he was so pervasive a media presence--the black glasses, the Polish accent, the inexhaustible cheer--that you half expected a spiky Libeskind tower to erupt soon on every street corner. Then the Trade Center project got away from him. The New York City developer who held the lease on the Twin Towers brought in his own architect to...

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