If he builds it, they will come. And pay their respects. And marvel at the strenght of a nation uncowled: Lower Merion High School grad Kenneth A. Lewis is the project manager of One World Trade Center, now in its final stages of completion in Lower Manhattan, where the Twin Towers stood before Sept. 11. Lewis, a director of the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, earned bachelor degrees in architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s in architecture at Harvard University.
The project manager for the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle in New York and other iconic structures, he has talked about Philadelphia architecture (and architect Louis Kahn) as being an influence on his sense of aesthetics, and of his parents, Stanley and Barbara Lewis, as well as Rabbi Emeritus Henry Cohen of Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne, as major influences on his life and career.n