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Architect for New York's Ground Zero Skyscraper Working on Italian Bridge Project
US architect Daniel Libeskind gestures in front of the construction site of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany, 08 March 2010. The museum is currently being reconstructed according to plans by Libeskind for some 50 million Euro. Reopening is scheduled for 2011. EPA/MATTHIAS HIEKEL.

ROME (AP).- Officials of a project to build a bridge linking the Italian mainland to Sicily say the architect for New York's Ground Zero skyscraper is working on designs for a complex to be built on the Calabrian side of the span.

Strait of Messina Bridge executives say they recently met Daniel Libeskind, the architect of One World Trade Center, to discuss construction of shops, hotels and conference halls.

The company also said Monday that work should begin by year's end on the highway and rail bridge which will connect the Calabrian "toe" of the Italian peninsula to the port of Messina, Sicily.

If completed, it will be the largest suspension bridge in the world.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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