From Metal Factory to Architectural Innovator

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Answering the Call of Duty

The company's most sensitive project to date is the September 11th Museum at Ground Zero, scheduled to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Zahner is designing the building's "envelope"— its outer walls and roof—with alternating metallic surfaces that give it a striped appearance. "It's been a tricky project, to say the least," says Zahner. "The work has to be of incredibly high quality." —Reeves Wiedeman