The 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks came and went pretty quietly, with the usual somber memorials at the World Trade Center site and at the Pentagon. It was probably quieter than Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) might have liked; they're a group dedicated to spreadi ... More >>
Grace Giardina"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"
With no politician willing to take charge, the 9/11 recovery has dragged on far too long
C. S. MuncyIt was a brilliantly sunny day in Lower Manhattan when President Obama visited Ground Zero around lunchtime. It wasn't as cloudless as September 11th, 2001, but the similarity was uncanny enough to make many of the reporters waiting on line comment about how alike the two days felt ... More >>
Former mayor and president hopeful Rudy Giuliani will return to Ground Zero on the 6th anniversary of 9/11 and read from a text, Mayor Bloomberg told WCBS radio on Tuesday morning. A spokesman for Bloomberg said the text has not yet been chosen. Each year, a different group of readers recite the ... More >>
Afederal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit charging that the city's Office of Emergency Management helped cause the collapse of Seven World Trade Center on 9-11 by storing diesel fuel for its emergency generators in the 47-story building. The Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein are ... More >>
It's anybody's guess whether and when the latest version of the Freedom Tower will be built, but the folks involved in it constructed an impressive edifice of spin at Wednesday's unveiling of the new plans. Comparing the rushed Tower redesign to the hasty reworking of the city's Olympic bid, Mayor ... More >>