This whole it's-still-just-a-hole thing…

seems to be common.

Just look here

But here we are five years later, four years and four months after the debris was cleared, and, as Mayor Nagin pointed out so aptly, it’s still just a whole in the ground. All we’ve got are the Towers Of Light Memorial. Last night they went up again, and again I thought some dance club had opened or there was a sale at a car dealership before I remembered what I was looking at. … That, and as I drove down Essex Street last night, I witnessed a passenger jet pass through the beam of light. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The jet flew straight through, and the underside of the fuselage as well as one wing were illuminated white in the light. It would have been funny if it weren’t so upsetting. The memorial was a nice thought when I first saw it 6 months after the event. Now it feels like a slap in the face reminding me of what hasn’t been rebuilt.

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