post 9/11 lower manhattan recovery
- Sensitive and politically complex dynamics
- High Profile visibility on an international scale
- Tight time frames
- Strict regulatory and public relations protocol
Landair was honored to be an active participant in the planning and management of multiple World Trade Center recovery and renewal projects. We are especially proud to have served as project administrator of the World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition, a highly scrutinized, global competition to create the permanent memorial in honor of those lost on September 11, 2001 and February 26th, 1993. Our team directed the day-to-day management of the 13,683 participants from 92 countries registered to compete and the 5,201 entries that were received. The winning design created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, "Reflecting Absence", was completed and opened to the public in 2011. The New York Times praised the integrity of our work, saying "the memorial competition was conducted on the side of the angels"
For Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and URS Corporation (now AECOM) we provided on-site reporting and document controls of the $250+ million deconstruction and decontamination of 130 Liberty Street. As project manager for the 9/11 Families Tribute Center we helped transform an abandoned retail space into powerfully moving public gallery visited by 600,000 visitors annually. We also directed planning, funding, and construction of the Action Center to End World Hunger, a highly tech live feed between lower Manhattan and Mercy Corps' world wide field offices.