27 Jan '15, 5pm

Construction begins on Canada's first Holocaust memorial.

Libeskind is well known for his geometric building designs. Perhaps the most renowned of all his designs are his plans to rebuild New York’s World Trade Center “Freedom Tower.” He won the design competition for that site, although his original plans were eventually compromised to make real estate developers happy. The architect named the design the ‘Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival’ for the competition. That now seems even more fitting, since Libeskind is responsible for only 4% of the final design of the build. Libeskind also designed the Jewish Museum Berlin , a building aimed at teaching people about the Holocaust.

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