Robbie Antonio, executive vice president and the head of business development of Century Properties, the developer of Century City, said the company's encounters with Libeskind have enlightened them about architecture as an art.
added that the three sculpted shafts at the crown, which resemble flowering petals, represent the collaboration of Century Properties
, Armani/Casa Armani Interiors and Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Robbie and his father, Jose E.B. Antonio, chair of Century Properties, were attracted to the way Libeskind imbued emotional resonance in his works.
Likewise, when Robbie
was working in New York, he
was amazed at how the World Trade Center
(WTC) rose from the rubble after 9/11.
Studio Daniel Libeskind moved from Berlin to New York when he
won the invitational competition to develop a plan for the WTC's
redevelopment in 2002.
Both the Berlin Museum
and the WTC project took over a decade to complete due to politics and divergent opinions of his
Citing the WTC redevelopment in Lower Manhattan as the most difficult project in the world, he
explained, "Look at the stakeholders-thousands of members of families whose relatives, nearly 3,000, perished in the 9/11 attacks.
I've been lucky working with Ambassador (Joey Antonio) and Robbie.