Best Tourist Site To Avoid (2008)


I understand and support the fact that people need to confront the WTC disaster in order to begin healing, and that for some, visiting GROUND ZERO helps them come to terms with our collective loss. However, that the site became, for all intents and purposes, a tourist attraction like any other (the Empire State Building, or World's Largest Ball of Twine) signifies just how eager Americans are to turn what was an unthinkably painful, complex convergence of events into an object for consumption, to reduce the utter reconfiguration of a map to a destination on the map that they once knew.


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