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Battle for ground zero : inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center

Author: Elizabeth Greenspan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An assessment of the heated controversies behind the struggle to rebuild at Ground Zero draws on interviews to explore how grieving families, commercial interests, and political agendas have challenged every step of the process.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Greenspan
ISBN: 9780230341388 0230341381
OCLC Number: 841672003
Description: xiii, 257 pages, 8 pages of plates : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: America the Re-build-iful --
Act 1. Visions and visionaries: 2001-2003. People come ; The leaseholder and the landowner ; Architects ; The viewing platform ; The fence ; The people versus the Port Authority --
Act. 2. Divisions and delays: 2003-2008. Lady Liberty and the Freedom Tower ; Families ; The memorial ; The Freedom Center ; Things fall behind --
Act 3. Dealmakers: 2008-2011. Anti-monumentalism ; The memorial and the Mayor ; The Islamic Center ; The museum ; A death, the Dursts, and an anniversary --
Epilogue: 2011-
Responsibility: by Elizabeth Greenspan.

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In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans came together in a way not seen for a generation, pledging unity to rebuild after the horrific loss of the Twin Towers. Battle for Ground Zero goes behind the  Read more...

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