Richard Meier
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"Richard Meier" is an American abstract artist and architect, whose geometric designs make prominent use of the color white. A winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1984, some of his more iconic buildings include the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

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I hope they don't win the election.

When I think of a place of worship, I think of a place where one can sit and be reminded of all the things that are important outside our individual lives. To express spirituality, the architect has to think of the original material of architecture, space and light.

Our view is the entire World Trade Center is a sacred precinct, a place of dignity, a place of aspiration, a place of contemplation, and of hope and memory.

It is a very significant project for the city that will demonstrate Rome's ability to move into the 21st century so people should care deeply about it.

It's of a scale that not many people have done.

An important work of architecture will create polemics.

Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved.

Wood floors give it a warmth that works well with the openness and transparency of the units, the way in which the wood extends out to the balcony. It gives it a continuity of surface, and people can then put down carpet or rugs or whatever they want.