Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gone, but not forgotten...

New York, New York, Brooklyn Bridge by Henri Silberman

We have this photograph framed in our living room... I see it every day. It is a constant reminder of the fact that those two buildings no longer exist. It is also a reminder that 2,974 innocent people lost their lives that day, on September 11, 2001.

I can't help but feel angered that 7 years later, those two towers are STILL absent from the New York skyline.

We were promised rebuilding... "bigger and better". But, when? Whose design? It would be great if they could just rebuild them, just as they were, adding an extra floor onto each for good measure.

If your HOME were to be burned down, you'd rebuild, just the same right? If you got into a car wreck, and your car was totaled, you would replace your car, providing the insurance paid for it?

For the life of me, I cannot understand what the hold-up is on the rebuilding of the Twin Towers. The dust has long settled. The rubble has been cleared. The wounds are healing... Quite simply, it has been long enough. The craters have been there for nearly a decade!

Of course, it isn't that easy... I can only imagine all the red tape involved in such an undertaking. But we can only hope by this time in 2011 that the skyline of New York is restored to its previous grandeur.
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1 comment:

Joe said...

awesome, I agree fully with you!

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