Ruby Joyner, a 5-year-old from Hoboken, asked her mom two questions when she saw the names circling the South Tower pool
And who could have imagined a world of "Yes, we can," in which a young-ish African American president gets elected, only to be challenged by those claiming to want to restore some notion of the American dream, complete with a blurring of church and state?
This Sept. 11, the memorial at ground zero is opening for the first time, and as a country we are no closer to agreeing upon what it is we want to remember. We owe the dead, the suffering, the survivors and our posterity more than that.
Nothing about this memorial is hidden -- not from the city, and not from visitors. And in this way, Arad has made sure his
After Sept. 11 the public demanded that the new World Trade Center plaza abandon the "superblock" style and let Manhattan's
For many Ground Zero workers, being hailed as a hero felt like fraud. "A hero is the guy who emerges from a burning building with a baby in his arms," they told me. None of them had, despite their attempts, rescued anyone.
As they engaged in the act of building up a space destroyed by people who are seen as Muslim, who claimed to be Muslim, would they see me and remember the perpetrators? Or would I be viewed as just another visitor, another human being?
While the memorial has gotten some corporate matching funds, Mulholland said he hoped others would pony up even bigger donations
Nearly ten years after terrorists smashed planes into Lower Manhattan, the most optimistic thing you can say about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center is that it's a work in progress.
At its quarter century mark in 2036, will the World Trade Center Memorial still have an audience beyond descendant survivors and first-time tourists?