Category Archives: World Trade Center Rebuilding

An Inscription Taken out of Poetic Context and Placed on a 9/11 Memorial


By David W. Dunlap New York Times Who are “you”? When the National September 11 Memorial Museum opens next month at the World Trade Center, visitors will find a stark wall separating them from a repository containing about 8,000 unidentified human remains from the 2001 terrorist attack. On the wall is a 60-foot-long inscription, in […]

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B.M.C.C.’s trailers are gone

Aerial view of the trailers before they were removed. Photo by Louis Chan/courtesy of B.M.C.C.

By Josh Rogers Downtown Express The “shantytown” temporary trailers which educated displaced B.M.C.C. students after 9/11 and assisted in Lower Manhattan’s recovery after Hurricane Sandy, are finally gone from West St. after more than a dozen years Downtown. “It’s finally, finally over,” a happy and relieved Barry Rosen, spokesperson for the Borough of Manhattan Community […]

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For a Ground Zero Developer Seeking Subsidies, More Is Never Enough

By Michael Powell New York Times The developer and philanthropist Larry A. Silverstein has cut a striking figure in New York City. He owns the H.M.S. Bounty-size yacht favored by his peers and has dominated the rebuilding of ground zero for a decade. Along the way, he has internalized a developer’s rule of thumb in […]

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