February 11, 2012, 1pm PST
When a recent audit of the Port Authority's spending at ground zero turned up $3.8 billion in cost overruns, the Governors of New York and New Jersey went on the offensive. Michael Powell provides some cover for the agency.
September 6, 2011, 11am PDT
James S. Russell walks the new memorial at the World Trade Center site, and finds it "a place of quiet dignity" that is saddled with an unnecessary $300 million museum and visitors center.
January 3, 2011, 10am PST
After 9/11, lower Manhattan became a tangle of makeshift roadblocks and security measures. Architect Rob Rogers was tasked with redesigning the bollards to be more pleasing to the eye while still serving as secure barriers to entry.
September 7, 2010, 8am PDT
The New York Times reports that yes, construction is beginning to move more rapidly at Ground Zero.
August 4, 2010, 11am PDT
With the controversial mosque near Ground Zero clearing its last major legal hurdle, Mayor Bloomberg explains why the proposal should never have been opposed.
March 19, 2010, 6am PDT
New York City's Ground Zero has sat as an empty hole for years. Though infrastructure work is underway, politics are holding the rebuilding back, according to this interview with <em>New Yorker</em> architecture critic Paul Goldberger.
September 11, 2009, 10am PDT
Eight years after terrorists felled the World Trade Center towers in New York City, progress on rebuilding the site has been slow and mired in controversy.
May 12, 2009, 5am PDT
The long-delayed and troubled design for Manhattan's Ground Zero site has undergone some improvements and been revealed in a new model. But as <em>New York Times</em> architecture critic Nicolai Oroussoff notes, the design is still lacking.
September 10, 2008, 9am PDT
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.
June 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Metropolis Magazine visits Ground Zero as building begins, and finds that the bold plans and architectural dreams have fizzled.</p>