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September 12: Community and Neighborhood Recovery at Ground Zero

Gregory Smithsimon


The collapse of the World Trade Center shattered windows across the street in Battery Park City, throwing the neighborhood into darkness and smothering homes in debris. Residents fled. In the months and years after they returned, they worked to restore their community. Until September 11, Battery Park City had been a secluded, wealthy enclave just west of Wall Street, one with all the opulence of the surrounding corporate headquarters yet with a gated, suburban feel. After the towers fell it became the most visible neighborhood in New York City. This book examines both the struggles and shortc ... More

Keywords: urban development, World Trade Center, Battery Park City, September 11, New York City, Lower Manhattan, reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814740842
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814740842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Smithsimon, author