Progress at the World Trade Center looks to be very slow. I mean it's been over 9 years and the area still looks like a big hole in the ground. Instead of worrying about a community center that might be built nearby, why don't we get our game together and get the memorial built?
Same with the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in DC. I almost fainted when I heard it will take 5 years to complete and over $120 million. What is it the statue going to be made of, pure gold? I'd hope so for that kind of price tag.
The vision for the new WTC does seem to be pretty ambitious though, so I think we can give them a little bit of a pass. According to WTCprogress.com--The new World Trade Center embodies a bold vision: To remember, to renew, and to rebuild the future.
With five major new office towers built to the highest architectural, environmental, safety and security standards, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a state-of-the-art Transportation Hub, unparalleled retail opportunities, a performing arts center and more, the new World Trade Center represents the triumph of the human spirit.
The new World Trade Center is destined to become once again the world's premier destination for commerce, culture and community.