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What's Happening - And Not Happening - At Ground Zero

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.
September 11, 2009, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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"A glance at the World Trade Center site from Greenwich Street tells a lot about progress there: Eight years after the Twin Towers fell, a 10-foot-tall, barbed-wire fence still surrounds the 16-acre void in the heart of Lower Manhattan.

Squabbles over designs and funding have caused severe construction delays. With the exception of the SOM-designed 7 WTC, a 52-story tower completed in 2006, the only discernible progress has happened below street level, on a museum and memorial planned for the site."

The memorial -- two pools -- are farthest along. The museum is also progressing, but above-ground work on the site of the former towers has not made much headway.

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Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Architectural Record
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