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Families To Protest Rebuilding On WTC Site

People who lost families in the 9/11 attacks are staging a rally to protest rebuilding on the site where the towers touch the earth.
August 14, 2003, 4am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Coalition of 9/11 Families is staging the demonstration, one day before the second anniversary of the terrorist attack, to publicize their campaign to preserve the towers' footprints. They want nothing built on the bedrock below, unless it relates to the memorial... Plans for the site do preserve the approximate boundaries of the towers - to an extent. A memorial will occupy that space about three stories above bedrock. But the plans could allow infrastructure and other development to encroach on the footprints down to the bedrock. The distinction is important to some families, who consider the bedrock a sacred cemetery for the nearly 2,800 people who died."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 in Associated Press
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