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

Author: Elizabeth Greenspan
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers were laboring to clear rubble. But instead of becoming a rallying symbol in the fight against terrorism, Ground Zero has been plagued by intense conflict and controversy from the very start. "Battle for Ground  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Greenspan, Elizabeth.
Battle for ground zero.
(DLC) 2013474730
(OCoLC)855858837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Greenspan
ISBN: 9781137365477 1137365471
OCLC Number: 887279637
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface: America the Re-build-iful --
Act I, Visions and visionaries, 2001-2003 : People come ; The leaseholder and the landowner ; Architects ; The viewing platform ; The fence ; The People vs the Port Authority --
Act II. Divisions and delays, 2003-2008 : Lady Liberty and the Freedom Tower ; Families ; The Memorial ; The Freedom Center ; Things fall behind --
Act III. 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: 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. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers were laboring to clear rubble. But instead of becoming a rallying symbol in the fight against terrorism, Ground Zero has been plagued by intense conflict and controversy from the very start. "Battle for Ground Zero" goes behind the scenes of this fight to rebuild, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public. Since the fall of 2001, author Elizabeth Greenspan has been documenting the drama--conducting interviews with neighborhood residents, architects, officials, rescue workers, and victims' relatives, as well as key New York players like über-developer Larry Silverstein, and Governor Pataki. Here she provides a warts-and-all look at this pivotal decade--from the bitter feuding between city officials and victims' families, to the endless controversy over the memorial design, to the fraught tenth anniversary, against a still-unfinished building. Publishing just as the memorial is finally completed, "Battle for Ground Zero" is an exhaustively researched reminder of how long it took to put a brave face on the horror of 9/11.

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