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Reminiscences of Peter M. Wheelwright : oral history, 2002-2003.

Creator: Wheelwright, Peter M.
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 104 pages sound recordings 2 audiocassettes (91, 90 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Chair, Department of Architecture, Parsons School for Design.

Scope and Contents

Born in New Hampshire; life in Massachusetts, move to New York City 1976; residence across the street from World Trade Center [WTC]; family: wife, three children; education: B.A. Trinity College, M.A. Princeton University; 1971; career: architect, teacher, chair of Department of Architecture at Parsons School for Design; 9/11: witnessing plane crash from living room window, recording with video camera, evacuation of apartment building, re-entrance and retrieval of belongings, sound of collapse; safe arrival at brother-in-law's 12th Street residence; post-9/11: subjectivity of memory; sense of community, vulnerability, relocation, experiences with federal government agencies; WTC site: clean-up, architectural reflections.


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