written by Molly Heintz
On September 11 all eyes will be on the World Trade Center site, where the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will open with ceremonies commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City. In addition to a subterranean museum and memorial space, the much-anticipated complex includes an aboveground museum pavilion and a landscaped plaza with reflecting pools in the footprints of the Twin Towers. However, due to extensive crowd control and security concerns, visitors who make a spontaneous trip to the site may find themselves not standing in these new public spaces but stuck at the site’s perimeter looking at photographs of them stretched across a chain-link construction fence instead.
A New Hope
Being an Architect I am hopeful that the reconstruction at ground zero will bring HOPE
not only to New Yorkers but also to all Americans. As the buildings at the WTC site are rebuilt one
piece at a time so will our shattered soul as a collective consciousness be pieced back together.