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Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:05 pm Post subject: “Less Is More”
From Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:00 am to Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:59 am (included)
|The following are a few reasons why Mayor Bloomberg should not be making decisions on the WTC Memorial or the search of remains.
When Mayor Bloomberg addressed the members of the WTC Memorial Design Jury in August of 2003 he began by saying “Less is More”
He told the jurors that he thought they should build a school instead of a monument. “I always thought the best memorial for anybody is to build a better world in their memory,” he said. “I’m a believer in the future, not the past. I can’t do anything about the past.”
He referred back to his attempts to call 9/11 widows on the first anniversary of 9/11, he said many and moved on but others could not stop crying.
“It’s not my business to say that to a woman, ‘Suck it up and get going,’ but that is the way I feel. You’ve got to look to the future.”
Mr. Bloomberg also revealed that he had specified in his will a desire to be buried in a plain pine box. “It’s not like I can’t afford a fancy coffin,” he told the jurors. “It’s just a waste.”
It’s apparent that Mr. Bloomberg does not appear to be concerned about the memorial.
Cost estimates on other projects at the site are already spiraling out of control.
We are still spending hundreds of millions because the bulk of the memorial and the museum are underground.
We still plan to spend over $500,000 a year to heat the water in the waterfalls so that it doesn’t freeze in the winter.
But when we ask for appropriate changes that won’t add any additional cost
When we ask to bring in professional help for the search at no additional cost
We are ignored.
According to Mayor Bloomberg
“Less Is More”
Put It Above Ground