Only one site remains...

Nice article in the NY Times today about the rebuilding of a park next to the WTC site. This is one of the last pieces to be rebuilt outside of the old WTC site proper. I'm not going to launch into a diatribe about the rebuilding process and its lack of progess; that has been covered amply elsewhere. I am going to reflect a little on September 11th itself by re-reading my World Trade Center Report, written in the immediate aftermath.

I miss that pedestrian-unfriendly, ice-falling-off-of, borderline-banal, utterly fantastic exclamation point on the tip of Lower Manhattan. The remaining skyline is barely taller than, say, St. Louis...


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