The New York Post has a devestating article today regarding the “progress” at Ground Zero. Severn years after the buildings were brought down by terrorists, no one seems to know what is going on.
Port Authority Executive Director Christopher Ward confessed to the obvious yesterday: Six-plus years, two governors and hundreds of millions of dollars after 9/11, Ground Zero reconstruction has gone so far off the rails no one can say when – or even if – the project will be finished.
There are no working timetables.
There are no reliable cost estimates.
There is a hole in the ground that may someday morph into something resembling a finished product – but there is virtually no hope that it will look much like the grandiose scheme put forward in the wake of 9/11
Thank you, George Pataki.
Thank you, Eliot Spitzer.
And thanks also to the politicians nominally responsible for Ground Zero – Mayor Bloomberg, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver – who never once uttered a meaningful word about the mess.
It’s not like it was a secret: These pages first called attention to the developing debacle in 2002!
First we called it “Pataki’s Pit.”
Then it was “Eliot’s Abyss.”
Give Gov. Paterson credit for bringing the charade to a halt before he, too, was sucked into the hole in the ground.
He deputized Ward to get a handle on things – and it speaks to the magnitude of the calamity that Ward couldn’t even define its parameters yesterday.
Unbelievable. Read the whole article.