Rebuilding on the WTC site

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, July 17, 2002, 1:31 AM | comments: 0

Some concepts for rebuilding on the World Trade Center property have been revealed, but I'm not sure what to think about it.

Overall, I think it is very important that the area be rebuilt for the sake of getting on with life and business. However, any of the proposals that put a building on the "footprint" of either tower I have a problem with. Far too many families don't have a grave or memorial for the people they lost. That site is their grave.

I do like the plans that retain an outline of those tower footprints, and I hope that's what they eventually settle on. I'll admit that it's a little on the morbid side, but with the pride of rebuilding and survival must come the humility of our loss.

As we get closer to the one year anniversary of that dark day, I hope it stays fresh enough in my memory, and indeed the memory of others, so as to make me think really hard about who we are and how we are, hopefully in an effort to make us better people.


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