No sooner had the World Trade Center been destroyed than people—politicians, the press, architects, concerned citizens—began to consider new projects for the site. Ordinarily, any development at such a scale would have been complicated enough, as these things always are in New York. But the ultimate responsibility would have devolved upon the site’s owner and/or leaseholder—respectively, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the developer Larry Silverstein.

No sooner had the World Trade Center been destroyed than people—politicians, the press, architects, concerned citizens—began to consider new projects for the site.

But this project was nothing ordinary. The World Trade Center was destroyed in a gruesome act of terror intended to kill as many people as possible—indeed, to kill many more people than even the vast number...

 
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