J. MAX BOND JR., 73
Sept. 11 memorial museum architect
J. Max Bond Jr., the architect who designed the Sept. 11 memorial museum in Manhattan and the site of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s tomb, died of cancer Wednesday in New York, said a partner at his firm, Davis Brody Bond Aedas.
Mr. Bond, one of the nation's leading black architects, was an associate architect for the memorial to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and principal designer of the below-grade museum under construction at Ground Zero. He led the Architects Renewal Committee of Harlem before founding his firm. The committee built the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, where the civil rights leader is buried. His other works includes the Studio Museum of Harlem.