Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero redevelopment plan recently chosen by New York's establishment insiders.
"[The book's] ideas are provocative and sound, and presented with graphic verve. Long may Sorkin challenge the mainstream media, the cult of the celebrity architect and the status quo.
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