Memorial site on the way

By Cristin Marcy
September 11, 2003


The bright colors of red, white and blue still fly over a site that everyone has all come to know as Ground Zero. Some people are still skeptical and wondering what is going to happen to the site where at one time the World Trade Center proudly stood.

To this day, Ground Zero still attracts many tourists who come and pay their respects to people who are now called heroes. To honor these people further, New York City is planning on making Ground Zero a memorial site.

“I think making Ground Zero a memorial site is a good idea because it will be a place to go and remember the way we were attacked and the way we bounced back. Plus, it means so much to New Yorkers that everyone supported us so much.” Long Island, New York resident Suzanne Euler said.

However, in a recent study done, a little over half of the people surveyed said that they would like to see the Twin Towers rebuilt. Conversely, plans for a memorial site are underway. The Department of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation approved a plan for the site on Thursday, July 17, 2003.

The plans for the site include: new streets, commercial building, a museum, and a memorial to 9/11. They hope to have the site up and running by August 2004.

On the other hand, some New Yorkers are worried about another terrorist attack on the on the city of New York.

Freshman New Yorker Danielle Murphy said, “I am not afraid of another terrorist attack because the security is very high in the city and I feel very safe.’

“People are more aware of what is going on in the city and people would not allow the spirit of New York to be destroyed again,” Euler said.

With New York running the way the way it did before 9/11, some people still do not rest easily at night thinking of that horrible morning that some people refer to as a natural disaster.

Posted to the web by Angelina Wagner

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