A new rendering of the memorial, released today.
Construction is to begin today on the World Trade Center memorial. Expect lots of cable coverage starting at 1:30 p.m. today, when a new animation depicting the memorial will be downlinked via satellite, and a press conference held at the site with all of the worthies running the show.
Says the AP:
So why the sudden change?
Or, more likely, to ensure that their thunder doesn’t get stolen by families of 9/11 victims who are in court today to try to block the construction:
“There is always opportunity until concrete is poured,” said Rosaleen Tallon, the sister of a firefighter killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Well, no concrete today. In fact, when can you really say construction begins on a site? Here’s what they’re doing today:
- Tom McGeveran