Luxury Hotel Planned for Ground Zero


Good Grief! Stymied in its plans to glut the World Trade Center site with more office space, the Port Authority is now planning to build a luxury hotel overlooking the site, the New York Post reports today.

Yes, you too can soak up the lingering grief emanating from the place once known as Ground Zero, and gawk at the milling tourists from the comfort of your hotel room, which will be equipped with a flat screen television, his and hers bathrobes and a mini-bar with which to drown your sorrows.

Who knew that after the attacks which killed almost 3,000 people, Ground Zero would become a vacation destination.

The Post says the PA believes that the soft market for office space and the financial crisis makes a hotel, combined with high-end apartments, a better choice than offices.