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America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero
Ground Zero Profiles
Engineering the Clean-Up
Artifacts
Video Stories
Imagining the Future
Dialogue
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WTC Future

Anis Aqeel
Tom Auchterlonie
Tal Barzilai
Kenneth English
Etan Harwayne-Gidansky
Thomas Marcussen
Ivy Medina
Miranda Smith
Tom Villars
Josef Zuelch

Ground Zero Poll

Visits to Ground Zero


'There's Room for Towers and a Memorial'

By Tal Barzilai
Pleasantville, NY

On September 11, 2001 I was just on the Throgs Neck Bridge shortly after the first plane hit the Twin Towers. When I arrived at my college this was shown all over it. I fell very sorry those who died, but that does NOT mean that it should be left as a memorial only. Since the first day after the attack I wanted those towers to be rebuilt to show that terrorists can't keep them down. With the use of the FEMA report the Twin Towers can be made much safer in the future. The site is 16 acres and there's room for both the Twin Towers and a memorial. There's no need to make the site so mutually exclusive to just one. You can even build back the original World Trade Center and put a memorial in the plaza. The idea is to think long term, not short term here.



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