Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Rebuild the Twin Towers!
The Twin Towers II Redevelopment Plan for the World Trade Center, which first came to the public’s attention when it was endorsed by Donald Trump in 2005, has been in constant development for more than five years. Unfortunately, the grassroots nature of the project was lost on the press as they mugged Mr. Trump for his “hubris,” while missing or ignoring the fact that he was simply advocating what most of us believe.
Guest column: It's time to listen to the people and rebuild the Twin Towers
But we can still convert the current fiasco into something that is a credit to our national character. The only obstacles are political. An impartial evaluation could be finished in a matter of days. We are confident it would show that the Twin Towers II alternative is demonstrably superior by every measure. Furthermore, the transition could be easily achieved.
It’s time for the politicians to respect the people’s proper role in deciding our country’s destiny. It’s time for officials to stop subordinating the rebirth of our World Trade Center to the dictates of New York’s real estate lobby, which has opposed rebuilding the Twin Towers for selfish reasons from the start. And it’s time for people to stop rolling over instead of standing up for what they know is right.
And hurry up, because the trees are in trouble.