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“From A Certain Angle, The Skyline Untangles:” Views of Lower Manhattan from One Liberty


September 8th, 2012 - October 27th, 2012

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David Ortega’s exhibit traces the experiential and transformative arc of the World Trade Center construction site and surrounding lower Manhattan re-development projects over the course of nine years.

David holds a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and an M.S. in communication design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. From 2003 to 2012, David’s day job entailed visual communications development for three closely-related agencies: the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, National September 11 Memorial and Memorial Museum and Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center. All three
organizations maintain offices on the 20th floor of 1 Liberty Plaza, a 60-story, matte-black building on the eastern outskirt of the World Trade Center site. The view from the building’s 20th floor provides a unique and dedicated perspective on the ebb and flow of construction on the 16-acre sprawl that the WTC campus once defined. Over the course of nine years, though David’s employers changed, his literal view of the city and the regeneration of the emotionally-charged ground beneath him, did not.
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