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Ground Zero Photos New York City“Giuliani proclaimed, “We will rebuild. We’re going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.”–Wikipedia“Goldberger is the author of “Up From Zero” about the rebuilding process.“In the first year, it looked as if we were really gonna aim for [...]

Ground Zero Photos New York City

“Giuliani proclaimed, “We will rebuild. We’re going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.”
Wikipedia

“Goldberger is the author of “Up From Zero” about the rebuilding process.

“In the first year, it looked as if we were really gonna aim for the highest thing possible. And then, gradually, sort of like the waves eating away at a sand castle, you know, they just wore away, bit by bit and it’s gotten more and more ordinary,” says Goldberger.

“And the high expectations for this site sadly, they’re mostly gone,” he says.”
Rebuilding Ground Zero

The plan for rebuilding Ground Zero

I Visited ground zero in Manhattan a few days ago to watch the rebuilding process. Seven years later it is still a hole in the ground.
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Brooklyn, New York City- October 7, 2008
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I picked up a little brochure describing the plans to rebuild the wreckage, plans to build a great monument to show the strength of my country. All I found was a squabble of opinion and a still gaping hole in the center of the proverbial financial district of the modern world.


Photo of Ground Zero being rebuilt.


Photo of Ground Zero being rebuilt with something?

A gaping wound still festers.

Plan to Rebuild Ground Zero

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  • Anonymous March 3, 2010, 9:00 pm

    I think you both had a terrible outlook on this. This was a tragic day for our country and you just want to sell the land and see businesses be built there? Where is your compassion. People lost loved ones and you just want to build over that and expect people to forget about it….to just move on? I think that is absurd. Yes, this nation is declining but not because we are mourning those we lost that day but for so many other reasons. Building a monument here is not going to stop the country from moving on, growing, or changing. You are pathetic.

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  • William Armstrong Jr September 10, 2011, 12:21 pm

    MY QUESTIONS FOR EX-PRESIDENT BUSH WHY HE DIDN’T ORDER THE F-16 TO CHASE DOWN ALL THESE PLANES DOING ALL THE KILLING!! I RELIZE HE IS DOING WHAT PEOPLE TELL HIM TO DO SO WHAT BUSH IS A PUPPET ON STRING… I THOUGH THE PRESIDENT HAS A MIND OF HIS OWN??

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  • Marina Orozco September 11, 2011, 11:25 am

    both of you are wrong. Bush did all he could to prevent more attacks. He could not simply stop the attacks. He did not know the first attack was going to happen, so how could he have stopped those? He was not a puppet either, if you watch the interview of him regarding the attacks, you will realize this and stop being naive.
    next, the intent is to NOT forget and to NOT move on. it is to REMEMBER everyone who died. they do not want to stop anything. they want to build so people will remember those who died. tell me, how is trying to remember the deaths and sacrifices of others pathetic?

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    • Wade Shepard September 11, 2011, 11:34 am

      My point was that years after the incident there was no monument, there was no rebuilt building, there was just a massive hole in the ground.

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  • Bob L September 26, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Yes, it became very political and controversial as to just what to do. The final result is pretty good though. There were many other monuments around the country, and even more after the anniversary. This location was just too visible for it not to become a power play.

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