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The Resource Battle for ground zero : inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center, Elizabeth Greenspan

Battle for ground zero : inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center, Elizabeth Greenspan

Label
Battle for ground zero : inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center
Title
Battle for ground zero
Title remainder
inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Greenspan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans came together in a way not seen for a generation, pledging unity to rebuild after the horrific loss of the Twin Towers. People were signing up to go to war; rescue workers were laboring to clear rubble. But instead of becoming a rallying symbol in the fight against terrorism, Ground Zero has been plagued by intense conflict and controversy from the very start. "Battle for Ground Zero" goes behind the scenes of this fight to rebuild, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public. Since the fall of 2001, author Elizabeth Greenspan has been documenting the drama--conducting interviews with neighborhood residents, architects, officials, rescue workers, and victims' relatives, as well as key New York players like über-developer Larry Silverstein, and Governor Pataki. Here she provides a warts-and-all look at this pivotal decade--from the bitter feuding between city officials and victims' families, to the endless controversy over the memorial design, to the fraught tenth anniversary, against a still-unfinished building. Publishing just as the memorial is finally completed, "Battle for Ground Zero" is an exhaustively researched reminder of how long it took to put a brave face on the horror of 9/11
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenspan, Elizabeth
Dewey number
307.3/4/09747/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6233.N5
LC item number
G73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban renewal
  • World Trade Center Site (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Battle for ground zero : inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center, Elizabeth Greenspan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The People vs the Port Authority
  • Act II.
  • Divisions and delays, 2003-2008.
  • Lady Liberty and the Freedom Tower
  • Families
  • The Memorial
  • The Freedom Center
  • Things fall behind
  • Act III.
  • Dealmakers, 2008-2011.
  • Preface: America the Re-build-iful
  • Anti-monumentalism
  • The Memorial and the Mayor
  • The Islamic Center
  • The Museum
  • A death, the Dursts, and an anniversary
  • Epilogue, 2011-
  • Act I,
  • Visions and visionaries, 2001-2003.
  • People come
  • The leaseholder and the landowner
  • Architects
  • The viewing platform
  • The fence
Control code
ocn855858837
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230341388
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1128711
  • (Sirsi) o855858837
  • (OCoLC)855858837
Label
Battle for ground zero : inside the political struggle to rebuild the World Trade Center, Elizabeth Greenspan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The People vs the Port Authority
  • Act II.
  • Divisions and delays, 2003-2008.
  • Lady Liberty and the Freedom Tower
  • Families
  • The Memorial
  • The Freedom Center
  • Things fall behind
  • Act III.
  • Dealmakers, 2008-2011.
  • Preface: America the Re-build-iful
  • Anti-monumentalism
  • The Memorial and the Mayor
  • The Islamic Center
  • The Museum
  • A death, the Dursts, and an anniversary
  • Epilogue, 2011-
  • Act I,
  • Visions and visionaries, 2001-2003.
  • People come
  • The leaseholder and the landowner
  • Architects
  • The viewing platform
  • The fence
Control code
ocn855858837
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780230341388
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1128711
  • (Sirsi) o855858837
  • (OCoLC)855858837

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