At Ground Zero
World Trade Center Casualties: 2,749 (updated January 29, 2004)
(includes those killed in trade center and aboard the two jetliners)
Debris Removed From World Trade Center Site: 1,640,707 tons; 190,568 in steel
Manpower Required To Clear The Site: 3.1 million man-hours; 108,342 truckloads
Cost of Cleaning Up Ground Zero: $750 million
Initial Estimate For Cost of Cleanup: $7 billion
Subway stations reopened after being closed: Seven of 11
Electricity restored in Lower Manhattan: 100%
Phone service restored in Lower Manhattan: 100%
Damage To New York City Economy: 80 to 100 billion dollars
Office Space Lost: 15 million square feet
Estimated Job Loss from September to December 2001: 105,000 to 125,000 jobs lost
380,000 New Yorkers who lost their health insurance because of attack enrolled in disaster Medicaid program
32,900 people enrolled in disaster Food Stamp program
Reflecting Absence, the winner of an international competition to design the memorial
for Ground Zero, envisions two sunken pools on the footprints of the Twin Towers, surrounded
A thirteen-person jury, appointed by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, were charged with
selecting a design for the permanent memorial for Ground Zero. Its members are:
Paula Grant Berry -- A Brooklyn resident whose husband was killed on 9/11.
Susan Freedman -- President of the Public Art Fund, and a board member a the Museum of Modern Art, the Municipal Arts Society, and others.
Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D -- President of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Patricia Harris -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deputy mayor for administration.
Maya Lin -- Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
Michael McKeon -- Governor George Pataki's former communications director.
Julie Menin -- Owner of Vine Restaurant in lower Manhattan, and founder of Wall Street Rising.
Enrique Norten -- A Mexican architect who won a 2002 design competition for the Brooklyn Library for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Matrin Puryear -- A scupltor and a former winner of the MacArthur Foundation's genius grant.
Nancy Rosen -- An expert on public art.
Lowery Stokes Sims, Ph.D -- Director of Studio Museum in Harlem and former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michael Van Valkenburgh -- New York City landscape architect who also teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
James Young, Ph.D -- Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amhert's Judaic and Near Eastern Studies department.
Location: Battery Park
Coalitions Working To Rebuild
The Regional Plan Association has convened a Civic
Alliance of more than 75 business, government,
community and civic groups in New York and New
Jersey, to ensure that the rebuilding of Lower
Manhattan meets the highest standards of urban
design, addresses regional infrastructure issues and
represents the collective wisdom and vision of a
cross-section of the city and region's civic,
community, environmental and business leaders.
New York New Visions
New York New Visions is a coalition of 20
architecture, planning, and design organizations
that came together immediately following the
September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Center. This group, representing over 30,000
individuals, has pooled the collective resources
and technical expertise of over 350 professionals
and civic group leaders in a pro-bono effort to
address the issues surrounding the rebuilding of
Imagine New York
Imagine New York was a project designed to make sure that the
public has a say in the future of the World Trade Center site
through a democratic process. It was organized by a coalition headed by
the Municipal Arts Society and included a number of other organizing partners.
On December 31, 2003, shortly after completing a report on the public's reactions
to the eight finalist designs for the memorial at Ground Zero, Imagine New York
announced that it was ending its operations.
R.DOT: Rebuild Our Town Downtown
The Rebuild Downtown Our Town Coalition, (R.Dot) is
comprised of Lower Manhattan residents, businesses,
community and business associations, artists,
colleges, professionals, designers, public officials
and appointees. The coalition meets regularly to
develop an imaginative, sustainable design for the
rebuilding of Lower Manhattan that creates the
possibility of the area becoming a diverse,
inclusive 24-hour residential and business
community. Integral to this goal is the attraction
of the intellectual, entrepreneurial, creative, and
technological capabilities that empowers New York
City's economy and the richness of its
multi-cultural life. The coalition also supports the
design of a fitting memorial for the September 11
New York City Partnership
An organization with a focus on business, New York City
Partnership is involved in assisting businesses as they
attempt to get back on their feet after September 11.
Wall Street Rising
Wall Street Rising is a coalition of businesses, industries and
residents of the downtown community, dedicated to restoring the
vibrancy and vitality that existed in Lower Manhattan prior to
the devastating events of September 11, 2001.
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Contact Information For the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Address: One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
A list of the members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's advisory councils.
Board Members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
- John C. Whitehead (Chair), the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, deputy secretary of state under ex-President Ronald Reagan, and former co-chairman of the investment firm Goldman Sachs & Company
- Roland W. Betts, the lead owner of Chelsea Piers and the former lead owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team, whose fellow owners from 1989 to 1998 included his friend and Yale University classmate George W. Bush
- Paul A. Crotty, who was corporation counsel in Rudy Giuliani's first term and who is now a public affairs executive for Verizon Communications.
- Christy Ferer, chairman of media services company Vidicom and Applevision's NYCTV, a member of the Family Advisory Board, and special assistant, liaison to the families of September 11 for Mayor Bloomberg.
- Robert M. Harding, a deputy mayor for economic development and finance
- Sally Hernandez-Pinero, an attorney in private practice and on the boards of Con Edison, Dime Savings Bank of New York, the American Museum of Natural History, and the United Way of Greater New York.
- Thomas S. Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenPoint Financial.
- Edward Lewis, co-founder of Essence Magazine, board member of the New York City Partnership, the Times Square Business Improvement District, the Central Park Conversancy, Girl, Inc., A&P, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
- Ed Malloy, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York.
- Stanley S. Schurman, Managing Director of Allen & Company, LLc, served on President Clinton's Foriegn Intelligence Adivsory Board, and was the longest sitting private member of the city's Financial Control Board.
- Carl Weisbrod, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc.
- Madelyn Wils, the chairwoman of Community Board No. 1, which includes the financial district and TriBeCa.
- Deborah C. Wright, the chief executive of Carver Federal Savings Bank in Harlem and a member of the transition team of Mayor- elect Michael R. Bloomberg.
- Frank G. Zarb, the former chairman of Nasdaq
Charities and Donations Information
The following is a list of organizations to which you can donate money or from which you can seek assistance.
President Bush has announced a website, www.libertyunites.org, for
Americans to make online donations to various charities that will aid
the victims of the attacks and their families.
World Trade Center Relief Fund:
Information on funding by the
state government can be found by calling 1-800-801-8092, or writing P.O.
BOX 5028, Albany, NY, 12205
Police & Firefighters:
To donate to the families and
members of the Port Authority Police Department, send donations to: Port
Authority Police, World Trade Disaster Survivors' Fund, c/o Port
Authority PBA, Inc. 611 Palisade Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
The Leary Firefighters Foundation:
To donate to comedian
and actor Denis Leary's fund, visit the foundation's website at http://learyfirefightersfoundation.org.
To make donations to the September 11 Fund to
aid victims and families of the attacks, call the United Way/ New York
Community Trust Fund at 1-800-710-8002 or go to www.uwnyc.org. Checks can also me mailed
care of the United Way, 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
Trial Lawyers Care, Inc.:
Free legal services are available
to victims and family members of the September 11 attacks who seek
compensation under the federal September 11 Victim Compensation
Fund, which is set to expire on December 22, 2003. Register with Trial Lawyers Care by telephone 1-888-780-8637
(English), 1-888-780-8682 (Espanol) or online at www.911LawHelp.org.
To offer further assistance, visit www.helping.org.