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Daniel Libeskind to Transform Maze Prison in War-Torn Ireland Into Center For Peace

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 13, 2012 01:05 AM
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by Beth Buczynski last modified Sep 12, 2012

We may think of Ireland as the origin of Guinness and St. Patrick’s Day, but the country’s history is far darker than many Americans realize. For centuries, Nationalists who believe Ireland should be completely independent from the United Kingdom have been in constant conflict with Unionists, who believe it’s necessary to remain part of the UK. For [...]




 

 

Maze Prison, Ireland, Daniel Libeskind, architecture, peace, conflict resolution, war, 9/11, restoration, renovation

We may think of Ireland as the origin of Guinness and St. Patrick’s Day, but the country’s history is far darker than many Americans realize. For centuries, Nationalists who believe Ireland should be completely independent from the United Kingdom have been in constant conflict with Unionists, who believe it’s necessary to remain part of the UK. For most of the late 20th century and early 21st century, Maze prison, located just west of Belfast, has been the symbolic center of the struggle between these two factions, but that chapter of history might be coming to an end. Daniel Libeskind has been chosen by the Northern Irish government to transform the prison into a museum dedicated to peace.

Maze Prison, Ireland, Daniel Libeskind, architecture, peace, conflict resolution, war, 9/11, restoration, renovation Maze Prison, Ireland, Daniel Libeskind, architecture, peace, conflict resolution, war, 9/11, restoration, renovation


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