World Trade Center: A Very Short Review

In October 2001, at the urging on TV of then-mayor Rudy Guiliani, I visited New York City. This past September I went back again. And, wow! What a change!
The major developments are in lower Manhattan around the World Trade Center site.  (Don’t miss the slideshow at this link, by the way — as you might expect, the New York Times is all over this story.)  When I was there in 2001 they were still working on extinguishing combustion.  The city was still stunned and grieving.

Today it’s twelve stories high and shooting for the sky.  Night and day the trucks and cranes are at work.  They haven’t forgotten in New York, but the city is alive and buzzing, coming back green and strong.  A bunch of psychopaths could not kill it. Next year is going to be the big year, the tenth anniversary, but I’m glad I went back this year.

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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.

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