Fixing the Memorial Mess
June 1st, 2006

An editorial in the New York Times offers suggestions for fixing the mess of the World Trade Center Memorial, a week after the president of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation resigned. The foundation, the Times says, should focus on fundraising for the memorial; the construction of the memorial should be handed over to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority; and the foundation forget for the moment about the 9/11 museum.

By on June 1, 2006, 5:21 am
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One Response to “Fixing the Memorial Mess”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    June 1st, 2006 at 1:33 pm

    While I don’t know for sure, I can imagine what happened, based on my experience with public capital projects elsewhere.

    You have different interests with different agendas, each with a veto. So to avoid conflict and get universal agreement, you add money. Once that dynamic is in place, demands escalate.

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