1. I actually read the BBC article, but only because I subscribe to their Twitter feed and saw the link there. Finding it again, without the direct link, proved near impossible.

    I don’t really have a lot to say about the Freedom Tower, other than I feel that–if you start something related to this, you *must* finish it. I don’t care how delayed or how expensive it is. It’s bullshit to start something that represents so much and then just give up because it gets a bit hard.

    But that’s just me…bullheaded as I tend to be. It goes to integrity, I think, and here–more than ever before–giving up would send a message to the world about our integrity. Because what does it say about America to give up on such a thing?

    Of course, no one really wants to discuss what America represents anymore. It’s too easy to point fingers and elude responsibility. When it comes to actual discussions about that day, we’re still playing a mean game of dodge the bullet.

    I get what you’re saying about missing the Manhattan of 2000. I have similar feelings about the year prior to my Mama’s death. But, more than missing that reality, I suppose what I miss is the me that existed before…the person who didn’t know to much, who hadn’t seen too much. You can never go back there, but the here and the reality of what came after sometimes isn’t so bad.

  2. JASON H.

    This is likely being treated as old news in the media because it IS old news. This seems to be another in a long line of delays on getting a memorial built. That the owner of the site has decided to scrap plans is disheartening, but the red tape he and others have encountered is downright infuriating. News of those particular delays kind of trickled out and didn’t get much attention. I think even Penn & Teller had an episode of “Bullshit” devoted to what was going on there.

    My old roommate used to keep this article pinned to his bulletin board:

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