As New York, and the world, prepares to see for the first time what will most certainly be one of the most visited memorial sites in the world -- Michael Arad seems calm, focused, and comfortable with what they'll see.
The former site of the World Trade Center towers cost $508 million to build and it will have the new Freedom Tower, reflecting pools and waterfalls. But one thing the site won't have is a single restroom.
To anyone who has bought into all of these symbols, I have one thing to say. If you want to honor the 9/11 tragedy, forget about symbols and remember real human beings. More death and killing won't help.
Last night, the students on campus experienced a euphoria we had never known before. We came of age in the era of terrorism, with attacks and fear dominating the headlines for our entire politically-conscious lives.