A Quick Check-In on World Trade Center Progress

It’s been months since we checked in with the progress on the World Trade Center building efforts, so why not do that now? At last we left things, 60 Minutes was calling the number of delays over the years “a national disgrace.” The New Yorker‘s Paul Goldberger got into that discussion too. The only positive note around that time was finally seeing a working test of Michael Arad‘s “Reflecting Absence” memorial. So what’s happening now that we’re in the thick of summer, inching ever more quickly to the 10 year anniversary? John Hill‘s always excellent A Daily Dose of Architecture has checked in on the site again via an aerial photo taken by Daniel Acker for Bloomberg. He follows this up with a great rundown on what exactly we’re looking at, where there’s been progress made (which is mostly just a bit more of the Freedom Tower). It’s a short and sweet update, and well-worth checking out if you’re curious to see how far along everything is.