September 11, 2001 Perspectives

Articles from the New York Times and the Washington Post September 11, 2009 discussing memories and implications of the tragic events that occurred eight years ago on September 11, 2001:

New York Times: September 11, 2009.

Remembering a Future That Many Feared By N. R. KLEINFIELD Published: September 11, 2009 In the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, many New Yorkers imagined a grim future that has not come to pass.

Editorial Eight Years Later Published: September 11, 2009 It is tragic that on this Sept. 11, when family members, politicians and visitors go to the ceremonies at ground zero, they will be gathering at an unfinished place.

WASHINGTON POST. September 11, 2009.*

9/11 as a Lesson, Not a Memory

“Eight years later, the Sept. 11 attacks are pages in the history books to a generation that’s too young to recall them.:
(By Eli Saslow, The Washington Post)

Where the Towers Stood, Delays and Disagreements Mount

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(By Keith B. Richburg, The Washington Post)

“…The skyline will be made whole again,” Giuliani said. And as a sign of the city’s resilience, initial plans called for the rebuilding to be complete by 2011 — the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Eight years later, the site known as Ground Zero remains mostly a giant hole in the ground. A projected completion date has been pushed back years, if not decades. The project has been beset by repeated delays, changing designs, billions of dollars in cost overruns, and feuding among the various parties involved in the complex undertaking….”
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