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Bjarke Ingels on 2 World Trade and what makes for successful design

The Danish architect took his charm offensive to the stage at this year’s New Yorker Festival Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), took the stage yesterday morning at the New Yorker Festival, that annual celebration of folks in the arts, letters, and sciences. Ingels is often described as a "wunderkind"—At 42, he is, as Sunday morning’s moderator, New Yorker magazine staff writer Ian Parker pointed out, decades younger than most architects in positions of prominence in the field.
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