Ground Zero has, at long last, begun taking on its final shape. After spending billions of dollars, what exactly have we wrought?
We had a dream after 9/11. What happened to it?
All photos by Paul Clemence Last weekend I went to check out the new World Trade Center; I’ve been following its rise from my window in Brooklyn. I was prepared to deal with hoards of sightseers and extra-tight security, this…
The new World Trade Center memorial erases virtually all traces of the old buildings.
While the official memorializaton of 9/11 lurched forward in an often messy public process, DIY and ad hoc monuments sprung up across the city. Many remain today as raw, unfiltered expressions of a grieving community.
The 9/11 Memorial exhibition honors each of the nearly 3,000 lives lost.
What’s now under construction is looking like a fairly typical twenty-first-century business district.
Despite years of rancor surrounding it, the WTC site still possesses a deep emotional power.
By keeping the messy process at arm’s length America’s most famous architect lands a plum job at Ground Zero—on his own terms.
Quick: think of a good contemporary memorial. No, not that one we’ve all heard quite enough about: Maya Lin’s shrine to the Vietnam War—a wonderful thing, a bolt from the blue, a one-in-a-million shot—a modern design that people actually respond…