The Twin Towers Alliance Petition
The statement below rings just as true in 2014 as it did in 2006. The thousands of comments that have been left on the petition over the years are just a glimpse of how much people cared about remaking the World Trade Center in way that would honor the will of the American people and the price we paid on 9/11.
It didn't happen because the American people were cheated by those who were entrusted to serve us. Now, even if the two remaining towers planned for Ground Zero are built, the result would still be a far cry from the glorious icons we all watched crumble before our eyes. Why should we accept such a mediocre replacement?
We don't have to. Even though it is no longer feasible to build a new version of the landmark towers that once dominated the New York skyline, we can still recapture the sense of magic they embodied by building taller, thinner, twin towers that will soar above the Freedom Tower in place of towers 2 and 3.
The right course at this point would be to establish what it would take to do that and let the people decide if it is worth it or not. After all, the public is the primary WTC stakeholder in every sense of the word. And few things could have a more powerful and decisive influence on the direction of our country.
If you agree with the goal of a skyline that honors all the sacrifice of 9/11; if you believe the WTC should reflect the will of the public that is paying for it; and if you think it is time to get to the bottom of all the manipulation and deceit that has robbed the people of a real World Trade Center, you may sign this petition:
"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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