Arkady-Zaltsman-Obituary

Arkady Zaltsman

New York, New York

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A Man of Many Views

If you were Arkady Zaltsman's guest in New York, you could be sure he would take you to the esplanade at Brooklyn Heights. And you could be sure he would be beaming as he showed off that vista. It was his favorite view.

Then again, Mr. Zaltsman, an architect, had lots of favorite views. "He loved New York so much," said his wife, Zhanna Galperina. "He was very proud to live here." With their daughter, Laura, the couple immigrated in 1990 from Moldova (then the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic) and settled in Midwood, Brooklyn. But they did not come until he could see his most important project to completion: the House of Parliament in Chisinau.

Mr. Zaltsman reached two milestones last year. He was hired by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill — "He used to tell me that S.O.M. is mentioned in every book on architecture," Ms. Galperina said. And he turned 45. Rather than wait until his 50th birthday for a blow-out party, Mr. Zaltsman celebrated his 45th in grand style, with nearly 100 friends, colleagues and clients.

Though he dreamed of beautifying Brooklyn, especially the Russian quarter in Brighton Beach, much of Mr. Zaltsman's work took place in the towers of Manhattan. He was at a meeting with the Aon Corporation in 2 World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

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To the family and friends of Arkady Zaltsman:
Please know that Arkady will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.

Remembering Arcady today and every day....he was an inspiration to most! Sending prayers and love...Alla

I never knew you but I promise for as long as I live I will never forget the victims of this tragedy.

His name stood out because of the rose. I was so impressed. Tis photo I made in 2013 when we visited NY.

Saw Arkady's name at the 9-11 Memorial and wanted to take a minute to honor his memory.

My name is Dee today I was one of the 2 million Bikers to DC.. I had the honor to wear Andy's name on my helmet as we rode in memory of 9/11... To the family please know this will be a permit sticker on my helmet and Andy will forever ride with me. May you find peace in knowing I will never forget!! God Bless!!

This May 2013, me, my husband and our son went to New York for a week to celebrate my 50th birthday. Of course we went to the 9/11 memorial wich is almost finished now. Such a beautiful and impressive place, it took our breath away. What struck us was a beautiful red rose stuk in the inscription of mr. Zaltsmans name. We took a picture of it. At home I googled the name to see the face behind this name and I found it. And to raed about Arkady and his life makes me realise more what tragedy...

Today (9/11/12) I was remembering one of the nicest, sweetest men I have ever known. I knew him while he was working for my brother Sidney Gilbert.
It was a difficult time for our family as my brother died on the 14th. Arkady always had a warm pleasant smile, good heart and a wonderful soul.
With fondness, Richard Gilbert

I remember Arkady fondly, will never forget that smile. I think of him each year that goes by and will never forget him - Patricia Barton Hawley