Published May 28, 2012
As the sounds of a long Memorial Day holiday weekend fill the air, I encourage you to locate your moment and in that moment to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Published November 25, 2011
On September 11th, 2001 everything changed. The suffering and loss of that day was felt across the country and world, but the focal point for most became Ground Zero. Lower Manhattan or the Financial District was devastated.
Published October 06, 2011
Eleven years ago this month Fox News producers found themselves over a thousand feet up and on the outside of The World Trade Center’s North Tower. They were there to do a profile on Roko Camaj, who washed the window’s that encased the observation deck and the restaurant Windows on the World.
Published August 18, 2011
One World Trade Center will eventually be several million square feet. It will rise to a dizzying height of 1776 feet. At a glance everything about it is massive or enormous. But parts make up the whole. Some are concrete or steel, but the vital parts are really the hands and minds putting it all together.
Published July 28, 2011
I wanted this piece to be a simple story about the history of what is called the “Ground Zero Cross”. But now I need to write about a lawsuit that claims including a cross at the National 9/11 Museum is a "mingling of church and state" and it shouldn’t be there.
Published June 30, 2011
Philosopher George Santayana is famous for the line, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This common refrain and the burden of a past that no American wants repeated weighs heavily on the shoulders of William "Bill" Dacunto.
Published May 26, 2011
One architecture firm works to fill the void left by the Twin Towers after 9/11 with a new structure filled with tributes to the original World Trade Center.
Published May 04, 2011
They define us. They say who we are in the simplest way. But in truth our names tell people very little about who we are. Still, our names are the starting point for almost everyone who gets to know us.
Published April 28, 2011
At the new World Trade Center progress is steady. Tower 1 is 62 stories. Many of the name plates lining the memorial’s fountains are installed and covered in preparation for September's opening. As the city goes by work goes on.
Published March 02, 2011
There are many things I admire. Skills and talents possessed by others that I could only dream of having. But beyond the impossible dream of hitting a game winning home run there is one skill so many of us have and it is this ability that I admire the most. Feel free to quote me; the greatest skill is the ability to take an idea from one's mind and make it real with one's hands so that others can see it, consider it and/or use it.