The Twin Towers Alliance Petition
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
— Dr. Martin Luther King
It is ten years since we first posted this petition. The public is the primary WTC stakeholder and we hoped it would give officials a window into how much people wanted their towers back. The thousands of comments that have been left on the petition over the years are just a glimpse into how very much people cared about rebuilding the World Trade Center in a way that would honor the will of the people and the price our country paid on 9/11.
We've learned a lot since then about how the American people were swindled by those who were entrusted to serve us. We believe it is the task of the Twin Towers Alliance to get to the bottom of a shamefully corrupt episode in our history and to share what we uncover, so that, as a people, we can finally learn the lessons.
The words of this petition ring as true now as they did in 2006. We trust that time will take care of rebuilding the Twin Towers because, from their inception, they were dedicated to world peace and cooperation in ways that no other commercial structures ever were. And, because they came to represent the aspirations of millions of people as no other towers ever did – as no other towers ever could.
Symbols are the universal language and we have faith that one day the people of this country and the world will recognize the Twin Towers' powerful significance – and demand they be restored to the world's skyline. We thank each one who adds his or her name and comment to the petition below for moving us one step closer to that day:
"We, the undersigned, share the belief that nothing could be more inspiring to our people, or disheartening to our enemies, than Twin Towers, at least as tall as before in every respect, soaring above Ground Zero.
"We believe that the devastation of September 11, 2001, clouded the picture long after the rubble was cleared away and that a thorough public examination of the rebuilding option is overdue and now required before proceeding on an unalterable course.
"We recognize no financial or political roadblocks that cannot be overcome if rebuilding the Towers is the will of the people. And, we see no conflict between stunning Twin Towers and a noble Memorial, which belong together on this site that means so much to us all.
"We submit that there is only one way to truly heal the skyline of Manhattan and the heart of America: Rebuild the Twin Towers. Doing anything less would leave a permanent scar on the face of New York and diminish a legendary city."
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