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September 20, 2017

Join me for a conversation about how the structures at the World Trade Center convey meaning, memory, and hope. The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC.  Wednesday, 9/20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Event is free and open to the public.

September 11, 2016

Sorrow and Healing Coexist at Ground Zero

CBS Sunday Morning’s Martha Teichner delivers "Sorrow and Healing Coexist at Ground Zero," a beautiful story on what has transpired during the fifteen years since September 11th. She calls the World Trade Center “a place to look down and weep, but it is also a place to look up and rejoice.” Introduced by Charles Osgood.


Judith Dupre discusses the new towers as part of the healing of the losses suffered at the height. Lee Ielpi, father of lost firefighter Jonathan Ielpi, was part of the Band of Dads, retired firefighters who helped with recovery, Of them all, only his son was found. Greg Carafello, who once worked at the Twin Towers, is the only person to return to One WTC, where he has a printing business on the 85th floor. He says, “It’s an act of pride. Coming back to one of the greatest buildings that I’ve ever been involved with, as far as looking at the way it’s built and the beauty of it, I think it is a salute to what we do in America.”


For more on this story, and photographs from ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER: BIOGRAPHY OF THE BUILDING, visit CBS Sunday Morning, 911 Sorrow and Healing Coexist at Ground Zero 

September 12, 2016

One WTC’s subtle symbolism, decoded, for America magazine: “Great resistance—to an idea, to a building, to those we deem unlike ourselves—usually means there is something still to understand.”  Click through to read my cover story.

September 10, 2016

The more I examine the seven structures that have emerged at the World Trade Center in the intervening years since 9/11, the more clearly I see that they are part of the continuum of healing that began inside the Twin Towers even before they fell. The stories, too, began immediately.

September 09, 2016

This lively site reviews One WTC, along with related infographics, photos, links. Story was also published in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

September 06, 2016

"... Critics took a stance on this project way back in 2003, when the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation held a competition to design the site’s master plan and haven’t budged since. That’s a shame because the new buildings are extraordinarily attractive, strong and well constructed."

September 05, 2016

Judith Dupré’s “One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building” is one of “the most consequential new books about the redevelopment of the World Trade Center.” -- David W. Dunlap, NYT, 9/5/16

September 04, 2016

Sam Roberts on One WTC and my assessment of that tower, and his comments on “No Day Shall Erase You,” a new book about the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

August 12, 2016

Yours truly, speaking about the new World Trade Center with Alice Bloom, the beloved host of A Town and Village Two, a cable show seen throughout Westchester County and Manhattan.  Despite the blinding rain outside, and the 100 degree temps inside the tv studio, I was happy to speak with Alice about the rebuilding of the Trade Center and my new book on same.

July 07, 2016

George Erdosh writes, "With superb writing and awesome photography, One World Trade Center by Judith Dupré is a masterpiece of a book in every aspect, including book design… Dupré was masterful, giving us plenty of fascinating technical architectural details without resorting to technical jargon—all in layman’s term everyone can readily understand."

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