Sorry, no restaurant will be at the top of the new towers going up at Ground Zero.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there won’t be a new Windows on the World-type restaurant at 1 World Trade Center. That dining institution sat atop one of the original twin towers until it was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.
Executive Director Chris Ward tells the New York Post: “These things are always money-losers.”
He says the authority, which owns the trade center site, was committed to finding the best and most practical use for the space.
Ward told the Daily News: “We don’t build vanity projects at the top of tall buildings.”
Windows on the World was an institution. The view was magnificent. You couldn’t beat the atmosphere.
So naturally the bureaucrats at the Port Authority don’t want to replace it. That would require them to Think Big.
The terrorists really have won.