Belatedly Towering Again

A lot of time and effort, dalliance and hokum, went into the construction of One World Trade Center. The former Ground Zero appeared to have become a perpetual construction site; a never-ending project of purported self-esteem as costly, unmanageable and exploited as the “war on terror” that began there. Nevertheless, the reborn WTC will again, in 1-2 (?) years, be one of the tallest buildings in the world.

One World Trade is being built on the site of the original World Trade Center towers – or Twin Towers. They were the tallest buildings in the city, but were destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, in which an estimated 3,000 people were killed.

The progression of construction on One World Trade can be seen in a two-minute, time-lapse video from EarthCam, the international webcam technology company. ABC News

I, along with most New Yorkers, remember the morning of September 11 2001 very well. Even remembering it during convoluted days, fraught with irresponsible leadership, questionable ambitions and braggadocio spiel, which made such memories easily if unfortunately forgettable.

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