The Twin Towers Journal exists to address the critically important questions about the World Trade Center project that never get asked, let alone answered. Week after week, we bring facts to light that the public and the media can match against what they are being told — because the rosy picture officials want to paint at Ground Zero is contradicted by so much that we have uncovered through the years.
If the questions we pose and the context we provide seem to be nit-picking, keep in mind that nits are louse eggs and must be “picked” to prevent infestation. But the new World Trade Center has been infested with parasites for over a decade — and for that to change, it would take a champion in the press who refuses to duck the hard facts or look away.
Office of the Governor
Governor Cuomo is clearly determined that business-as-usual in New York will never be the same. But Americans have seen over and over that the bigger the crime and the more it costs the people, the less likely it is that anyone will be punished.
Graft and fraud are deplorable. But there is another form of corruption that costs far more, in every sense.
Lying to the public to achieve what the people would reject if they knew the truth — as was and is done at the World Trade Center, for instance — is at least as shameful and far more pernicious.
Until that is understood to be a deeply corrupt practice, it will still all be about what the meaning of “is” is.
New York Observer
The first sentence in the Observer piece notes that “Santiago Calatrava does not have the best reputation when it comes to designing practical public works.” His “budget-busting” is a given and the WTC transit “hub” is his most expensive project worldwide.
So the question has been all along, why would any public authority feel free to commit public funds to such a grandiose scheme? And why should the public believe that the Port Authority’s “executive sessions” — where the Commissioners do all their damage — are closed to the public to protect the public?
Good Morning America
Crain’s New York Business
New York Daily News
It is wonderful how the Daily News keeps focusing attention on the WTC Sphere. We continually hear how complicated everything is at the site, but this letter highlights how simple it can be to do the right thing.
New York Times
New York Daily News
Staten Island Advance
The two 9/11 family members’ letters are not just a rebuke to the man who runs the city. Why haven’t the editorial pages been thundering their disgust? The lack of public outcry is a glaring reminder of how coarse our high-tech/low-class “culture” has become.
New York Post