WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT AND AMERICA DESERVES IS RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT AND AN HONEST PRESS
The mission of this organization is to promote those twin pillars, which are central to the success of our nation. The degree to which both have been corrupted and undermined at the WTC is a shocking disgrace by any standard. Once we, the American people, finally see the enormous swindle for what it is, we will be able to engage in a national debate on what we, the American people, want to do about it. The World Trade Center symbolizes our common ground, where Americans bridge our differences and stand together for a better future. We at the TTA have spent years researching the sordid, shameful record of how the people and country have been sold out at Ground Zero. We are committed to establishing and broadcasting the facts, because we are convinced that as goes the World Trade Center, so goes the nation.
"WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE SITS EMPTY AS RIVALS LEASE UP"
Crain's New York Business published one of those rare articles where the New York media reports on the facts at Ground Zero, instead of the fluff. They revealed that "with no big deal inked since Condé Nast, all three buildings there have huge vacancies." More
THE SYMBOL OF A DIMINISHED NATION
Celebrating a building that is smaller than one Twin Tower as if it is a triumph is deluded. Claiming that a building almost a hundred feet shorter than the Willis Tower in Chicago is the tallest building in the hemisphere is pathetic. Pretending that jazzing up the antenna will raise the building's height to 1776 feet is embarrassing. Deceiving the public and the workers who built this tower is criminal. More
The golden towers above are symbolic of the golden opportunity new Twin Towers would represent for our nation – and indeed, for our world. They also depict the reality that they would not be the forty year-old buildings we lost. Their destruction is a fact that cannot be undone. But we surely still can restore their silhouette in the skyline and in our hearts. That is also a fact.
The people have been deceived and robbed blind to support a project they would reject if they knew the facts. That is as corrupt as it gets. If we couldn't get something right when the overwhelming majority of Americans agreed upon and cared about it, how can we solve any of our other problems? We can't, until we examine the way we were ripped off at Ground Zero, and fix the institutions that are selling every American short in fundamental, existential ways.
If we accept that fixing this is beyond us, then we may as well admit we are a nation in decline, because it will be obvious to the rest of the world. Our national character, resolve, and reputation are at stake. Critically important matters are still being shamefully mishandled at Ground Zero. We remain standard-bearers for a WTC that is worthy of the price our nation paid on 9/11. The World Trade Center is ground that we, the American people, cannot afford to lose twice.
The Freedom Tower isn't in the way of new Twin Towers — false assumptions are. That's why exposing the giant swindle matters so much. We can't allow the most significant construction of our lifetime to be decided by government and media corruption. Do bank robbers get to keep their loot just because they got away with it? Einstein said, "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
Trading New York's peerless skyline for a novelty building or two that look like everywhere else says that we are a diminished people — diminished not by savage terorists but by those in our own government who cheated us out of a true recovery. "Freedom was attacked on 9/11" and our democracy has been mugged every day since by those who lied the current plan into existence. We can't just shrug our shoulders and move on.
A young man from Ireland wrote on our petition in June, 2011: "...I think the new design is a shocking disgrace. It just doesn't look right. It would give people so much sense of hope if the towers were to return. Ever since they collapsed the world has also been collapsing a little bit each year as well. Everyone around the world has been losing hope in the future and I believe this all began at 9/11. Bring back the twin towers and bring back hope to the world that things can be good again!"
Those who think this cause is just a fixation on two buildings are missing the boat. The so-called "Rise of Freedom" at the WTC is nothing but a monument to greed, deceit and the arrogance of power. This is a crucial test of our democracy's health. We can't rebuild the Towers or the country without trustworthy, loyal officials, a diligent, honest press, and transparent, responsible institutions. That is what the People want and America deserves. The hidden agendas have to stop.
We at the Twin Towers Alliance have been fighting this fight for more than seven years and the homepage has been layered with items that form a vibrant historical record. The link below connects to two pages of homepage archives.