Ten years ago, the terrorists of 9/11 changed New York City and our nation forever. The tragic incidents were mass murders and the city came together in a unity that became a symbol of American grit and spirit. It took years to clean up the mass destruction in the area that became known as "Ground Zero" and the destruction of the Twin Towers at the old World Trade Center became a solemn landmark for all Americans.
There will be a memorial placed at the base of the new WTC to commemorate 9/11 and to honor the victims of the mass tragedy.
The new building will house space for offices and public visitation. There will be glass enclosed observatories, swimming pools and public restaurants.and there is an expectation of 3 million visitors per year. The structure will house a huge New York/New Jersey Port Authority for travelers that will include a transportation hub of subways, buses, trains, taxis, etc.
There are 2 websites (links below) that provide more information on the new WTC. The first one shows several interactive graphics and facts on the designed buildings.
The 2nd link will provide an animated panoramic view of the WTC, a.k.a. a virtual tour given by Daniel Libeskind and Dara McQuillan. Also att the top of the screen are several tabs you may click on to display more information.
While the idea of a living, breathing memorial certainly is an interesting concept and tribute, it is another example of how capitalism enters and overshadows every area of our lives. Wealth begets wealth and certainly the new WTC will make a fortune for some enterprising individuals.and business associates.