Description Drawing created by Arkady Zaltsman for the Oklahoma City Memorial design competition, 1995.
Historical Notes Arkady Zaltsman was born in Kishinev, Moldova. An architect, he had worked on his homeland’s parliament house. In 1990, Arkady, his parents, his wife, Zhanna, and their daughter moved to the United States, settling in Brooklyn. Arkady was a project manager for architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. On September 11, he was in a meeting at Aon Corporation on the South Tower’s 105th floor. He was 45 years old.
Curator's Comment Arkady Zaltsman was an accomplished architect in his homeland of Moldova, where he helped design the country’s parliament building. After moving to Brooklyn in 1990, Arkady hoped to design buildings in the United States and make his mark on his new home. He “adored New York,” recalled his wife, Zhanna, and regularly took guests to gaze at the lower Manhattan skyline from his favorite walkway in Brooklyn Heights. In 1995, Arkady drafted this proposal as part of the competition to design the memorial at the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. HIDE