Wednesday, September 08, 2004


Sacred Ground

The Battle to Rebuild the WTC

Last night Frontline ran a show about the battle to rebuild ground zero. It was fascinating. Politics and power at its worst. On one side there is Daniel Libeskind and Governor Pataki with a coherent and imaginative vision for the site and on the other side is Larry Silvertien and David Childs with the insurance money to rebuild.

Despite winning the competition to build the new towers, Silverstien and Childs basically told Libeskind to go to hell and they'd do their own thing. Pataki intervened and the result is the compromise freedom tower. A fascinating story and interesting topic as we approach this third anniversary of the towers destruction.

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