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Ground Zero Project Shows Little Signs of Progress

Seven years on, the site of the former World Trade Center remains largely barren. However, despite delays and claims of over-budgeting, the Port Authority says new development at Ground Zero s expected to finish on schedule.

"Part of the reason for this seeming inertia is that critical work is still being done underground out of public view.

With four major sky-scrapers planned for the site, as well as a massive transport intersection and underground museum, the below-ground engineering is highly complex and painstaking.

The good news is that once that stage is completed, the renewal of this hugely symbolic area of lower Manhattan should gather speed."

"The bad news is that the overall scheme is like an intricate jigsaw in which delay to the laying down of one piece can hold up all other pieces around it."

Full Story: Rebuilding of World Trade Centre site bogged down by delays

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Rebuilding the WTC site

As Bush critics are so fond of saying, we won WWII in less time than it is taking the politicos to re-build a 33-acre site in NYC. Or, Kennedy put a man on the moon in less time. Or, Bush will probably win the war in Iraq before the site is re-built

Robert

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