2010 Bulletins | January through June
6/26/10 — Reality Check… A great deal of time and energy has gone into preparing the submission to the Attorney General of New York, because we will probably never have a better opportunity to put the toxic situation at Ground Zero into perspective. What really stands out is just how foul the status quo is. We read the same news reports as everyone else and can appreciate how delusional it looks to casual observers that there is anybody who still thinks they can stop what is happening at the World Trade Center. But they don’t know just how dishonest the current project is or realize what they could actually have instead.
That is why we have taken such care in making the case to the Attorney General. The World Trade Center is being built on layers of lies and manipulation — and this is the last place where elected officials should be allowed to get away with that. If our belief in the right of Americans to play a decisive role in their own affairs is delusional, then it really doesn’t matter what gets built. If we’ve reached that low point as a nation, we’re probably too far gone to recover. But we don’t think so.
There is a lot of civic pride and sense of duty in people. They will insist on doing the right thing at Ground Zero, when they learn the sordid facts. There are a lot of good people working on the new World Trade Center, or who have been awarded contracts to be a part of it, who have no idea how unsound and defective the foundation is. And there are a lot of good people in the media who are trying to make the best of a bad situation, because they don’t know there is a far more feasible and satisfying alternative. That is why we have tried so hard to get a spotlight trained on the big picture.
If only they realized that we can still choose to build the Twin Towers — fabulous towers that could be raised for the money that is currently available, years ahead of a project that will be incomplete for a decade or more — most of them would want nothing to do with the current effort. We plan to use the material to Andrew Cuomo to wake others up to what we stand to lose. If we can attract civic-minded backers to look into financing our pending ad campaign, the outlook would change overnight — because the fundamentals are all in our favor.
In the course of mining the site for nuggets of infomation, we took the opportunity to improve the presentation. While doing that, we were reminded of how often we have had to adjust our plans to the constantly shifting realities on the ground. We do our best to inform supporters who check the site frequently, knowing how it is hard to have confidence in the absense of information. But we are dedicated, we are armed, and we have to fight this as we see fit. Opposition to rebuilding the Twin Towers is increasingly formidable and well-financed. The only trouble for officials is that at some point they are going to have to defend their record and they can’t possibly justify what they have done. Then we’ll see who is delusional. Until then, supporters can count on us to stay engaged and focused. Our game plan will change as need be, but we won’t back down or walk away — because we honestly believe that the sight of new Twin Towers shining in the night is critical to our country’s integrity and success.
It is time for these two towers that were such powerful symbols of peace and cooperation to regain their rightful place in the world — because there is indeed a direct connection between new Twin Towers and a better world. We all knew as we watched the Towers crumble that the world had changed forever. The future World Trade Center is either going to be a monument to people who lost control of their country or who took control of their destiny.
6/15/10 — Still Out of Touch… Three years ago today, Alicia Colon published one of her punchy columns in the New York Sun entitled “A Bigger, Better Ground Zero.” It included an excerpt
6/13/10 — Common Cause… The latest comment on our petition really captures what so many people think and feel about the future World Trade Center: I went to NYC before 9/11 but I don’t think I’ll ever go again if the Towers aren’t rebuilt. It’s Paris without the Eiffel Tower: not Paris. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if what they were building instead wasn’t horrible, but… it is and will just ruin the skyline. I’d rather them leave it a gaping hole thanbuild the “Freedom Tower.” — Kelly Lewis | All Other Americans
The picture above is from the “One Million Strong for new Twin Towers” Facebook page, which
6/6/10 — Dead From the Neck Up… The Twin Towers Alliance has one position on everything:
5/21/10 — The “Brand X” World Trade Center… A column in The New York Observer
5/17/10 — Excuses, Excuses… The Twin Towers stood for many things, but above all, they
4/16/10 — We Repeat… We can’t say this often enough: If officials would address the “Twin
4/15/10 — The Squeeze Is On…Adam Perston, a long-time supporter from Australia, sent us
3/30/10 — It Stinks… A 9/11 Family Member left a much-appreciated comment today that
3/28/10 — Zero Progress… “The Port Authority, Larry Silverstein, Mayor Bloomberg and Govs.
3/23/10 — It’s Not Too Late… The official copies of the letters we sent out to officials last week
3/17/10 — Happy Fourth Birthday, Twin Towers Alliance… There was a very simple reason
3/16/10 — Making it Better… Two thousand names were suggested for the fabulous restaurant
3/14/10 — Walking the Talk… This is by far the most promising time for our cause since the
3/3/10 — Here Comes the Sun… The Port Authority refused our Freedom of Information
2/3/10 — The World Trade Center Phoenix… Ken Gardner has been updating the “Twin
2/2/10 — The Foundation of a Dream… The goal of the Twin Towers Alliance has always been
1/27/10 — The Force IS With Us… News that arbitrators ruled against Silverstein
1/27/10 — On Second Thought… Our recent decision to substitute Ground Hero for Ground
1/17/10 — And the Band Played On… The “Restoration Alternative” was the manipulative
1/16/10 — A World-Class Blunder… The Science Network announcement that Steven
1/16/10 — The Smell Test… It certainly is curious that men like Mr. Bloomberg and Mr.
1/13/10 — Ground Hero… A ”Google Alert” recently drew our attention to a thread on
1/12/10 — For the Record… We got our first video on the Facebook page, by dedicated
1/11/10 — A Good Bet… The Worldwide Coalition to Rebuild the Twin Towers now has a
1/10/10 — The Hole in Our Hearts… One of the most devoted advocates of rebuilding the real
1/1/10 — The Surest Way to a Better World… We will be adding information to the site
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