The building that refuses to die…

The long-awaited demolition of New York’s Deutsche Bank building is delayed again.

In just over a week, the world will once again remember the world-changing events of 11 September 2001 and the global focus will once again be on New York and Manhattan.

In typical fashion, New Yorkers regrouped themselves after that terrible day. And with reconstruction works at Ground Zero now well underway, a sense of normality is returning to the site of the world’s worst ever peace time atrocity.

But eight years on, the nearby Deutsche Bank building that was damaged during the 9/11 attack and again two years ago by fire, stands as a constant reminder of that fateful day. And now it appears that New Yorkers will have to endure the presence of this “gigantic wound” (once described by Fortune Magazine as the Tombstone at Ground Zero) for even longer after deconstruction contractor Bovis Lend Lease announced that demolition would take even longer than anticipated.

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