Monday, September 5, 2011

Redeveloping Ground Zero

Since many Americans enjoy a work-free Labor Day, there is ample time to read, relax, and reminisce. My mind rewinds back a decade to the dreadful day, September 11, 2001, when all of America mourned. It’s hard not to dwell on the sorrow that day caused, from the World Trade Center, to the Pentagon, to the crashing of the United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. The event always begs the question, “Where were you on 9/11?”

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks. In memory of the victims, Michael Arad and Peter Walker have designed a memorial plaza which will include two fountains in place of the two buildings which collapsed. Also a museum and performing arts center will be on the site. Four World Trade Center buildings are in the works, and so far two are promised. For more information about these developments click this link:

Although the fountains and museum will be a beautiful way to remember 9/11, it seems the architects, engineers and others involved with the site are overextending themselves with the idea of four buildings. Life goes on, but there is always a time to pause and reflect.

What did you do for Labor Day?

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