2018 Great Immigrants Recipient

Daniel Libeskind
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“The human soul is universal wherever you go, across religion, across ethnicities, across continents. We are all connected,” architect Daniel Libeskind said in an interview with “The Talk” in 2014. “That is the beautiful thing about architecture.” Libeskind, who was selected to create a master plan for the World Trade Center redevelopment in Lower Manhattan, has designed an array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. The son of Holocaust survivors, he established Studio Daniel Libeskind after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum Berlin. A series of influential museum commissions followed, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Frederic C. Hamilton Building, an extension of the Denver Art Museum. Libeskind’s work has won numerous architectural awards and been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Updated July 2018