“Long before the ruins of the World Trade Center stopped burning, obscenely opportunistic architects began pushing themselves forward for the big job that had opened up with the ground beneath the Twin Towers…”
That sentence from a September 9, 2002, analysis in The New Republic sums up much of what distorted the redevelopment of the World Trade Center. If only vain politicians had allowed the natural recovery take place, and if only the press had called for a national dialogue, it is very likely that radiant, state-of-the-art Twin Towers would be a beacon of inspiration today. It took a lot of interference and manipulation to swindle the people out of the healing we all deserved. Much of it is documented in:
Edited by Joe Wright and published by Alex Butziger for the 10th anniversary, “Debacle” is an antidote for the pervasive revisionist history of Ground Zero. Available from Amazon in both print and Kindle versions, its series of essays give a perspective that is conspicuously missing from the “official” post-9/11 narrative.
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