The short answer, if you can’t watch the videos posted here (from CBS’ 60 Minutes), is that there are just too many government agencies and big egos bickering over details of this project. Each side thinks their ideas are the best and none are willing to budge on their positions.

It’s been nearly 9 years since September 11, 2001 and there’s very little progress going on at Ground Zero. Every time I bike past the area I think about how long it took just to get any construction started and how much longer I think the entire project will take to complete. We’d be lucky if we have anything meaningful to show off by the 10 year anniversary of the attacks.