9/11: Fifteen Years Later, The World Trade Center and Fall of a Global Symbol
When: September 11, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: ABQ Museum of Art & History
Fifteen years after the destruction of New York City’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the structures known as the “twin towers” still loom large in public memory. Indeed, the World Trade Center, a project completed in 1973 according to the plans of modernist Minoru Yamasaki, stood for nearly three decades as a work much more notable as a global icon than as an architectural design. The identical towers became synonymous with New York’s skyline, the city’s emergence as one of the world’s leading metropolises, and the era’s accelerating globalization. The World Trade Center developed into a celebrated global symbol, but so too did that symbolic status contribute to its eventual demise. Yet recent efforts to rebuild the center’s site have not denied this status amidst a changing geopolitical context. Dr. Goldstein’s talk will trace the history of this most iconic global symbol.
Lecture: $15/Albuquerque International Association Members, $20/Non-Members; Students (under 26) with ID – Free. Please address checks to AIA and mail to AIA, PO Box 92995, Albuquerque, NM 87199 by September 9. You can also pay on-line with credit card or at the door (cash and check only). Seating is limited to 80. You are encouraged to register in advance.