AFTER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER: RETHINKING NEW YORK CITY (New York: Routledge, 2002), edited by Michael Sorkin and Sharon Zukin, focuses the critical sights of 19 prominent New York urbanists on what the Twin Towers represented in the city's history and how rebuilding can transform the arrogance of power into an ambitious vision of democracy.

The essays focus on the history of Lower Manhattan from the 1600s to the building of the World Trade Center, the impact of the terrorist attack on the financial system, ethnic groups, and public culture, the relation between architecture and terrorism, and the need to build a more humane, more culturally diverse, and low-rise downtown.

Authors include Marshall Berman, Eric Darton, Sharon Zukin, Edwin G. Burrows, John Kuo Wei Tchen, Beverly Gage, David Harvey, Mark Wigley, M. Christine Boyer, Andrew Ross, Neil Smith, Moustafa Bayoumi, Arturo Ignacio Sanchez, Peter Marcuse, Setha Low, Keller Easterling, Robert Paaswell, Michael Sorkin, and Mike Wallace.

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