Mad Ground Zero Plans Under Threat

Port Authority executive Christopher Ward is warning that
“The schedule and cost estimates of the rebuilding effort that have been communicated to the public are not realistic.”
In other words, a bit mad. Anyone with any sense and humanity knew all along that the proposed Freemarket Tower was the worst and stupidest replacement for the already hated Twin Towers – until they were destroyed and contrary to media assumptions, the Twin Towers were not New York’s favourite buildings.
 Given the circumstances of their destruction, the only sensible plan would have been to turn the entire site into a water park at the centre of a new junction between the Hudson and East Rivers, offering some sense of reconciliation and cleansing the money district in more ways than one.
 Naturally, this will never happen, unless the mysterious dispossessed Welsh owner of lower Manhattan and the Edwards Billions is discovered and authenticated and says no. Which isn’t going to happen either. So by 2013, or 16, or 18 we may have another monstrously expensive monument to the same forces and paranoia which destroyed the original stars of the 1976 remake of King Kong and Phillipe Petit’s ‘Man on Wire’.

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