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Wodiczko named finalist

Krzysztof Wodiczko, professor of visual arts in the Department of Architecture, has been selected (with his artistic collaborator Julian Bonder) as one of six finalists for the Flight 587 Memorial in Queens, N.Y. That crash, which occurred on Nov. 12, 2001, was the second deadliest aviation accident in American history, killing all 260 on board plus five on the ground.

Wodiczo and Bonder are also currently working on the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, France, which was commissioned by the city after a competition. It is the first national memorial in France (and in Europe) dealing with slavery and abolition of this scale. This project is slated to be built by 2007-2008.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 21, 2005 (download PDF).

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