«Jewish Observer»
August 2002
5762 Elul

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July 26 thousands of New Yorkers voiced their protest against plans on reconstructing the towers of WTC destroyed during acts of terror September 11, 2001.

Participants of the gathering believe the project authors should reduce office space, create a sharp and distinct outline and forbid construction of buildings directly in "ground zero", informs Reuters.

5,000 participants - chiefly residents of New York - found none of six preliminary plans announced this week acceptable.

The majority of the gathering consider adding up a symbol or monument to a would-be complex the foremost (57%) or just important (14%) task.

On the whole, the opinions are as follows: relatives of those died September 11 demand a monument be constructed and protest against restoring the former towers leaving an open space there; the other active group demands restoring the towers of the previous height or even higher to symbolize counteraction to terrorism.

This is the first of the meetings planned by "Lower Manhattan Development Corporation - LMDC".

During subsequent ones it intends to reduce the number of preliminary projects to three and to adopt an ultimate plan by late 2002-early 2003.

According to the organizers, everybody can participate in the discussion using sites:

www. ListeningtotheCity.org and www.RenewNYC.com

"Gazeta. Ru"

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