The rebuilding of Ground Zero is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex construction project in recent American history. The struggle to develop these 16 Acres of 'sacred' land has encompassed 12 years, 19 government agencies, and over $20 billion. Aside from the engineering challenges, various constituencies - politicians, developers, architects, insurance companies, local residents, and relatives of 9/11 victims - profess conflicting claims to the site.
16 Acres is the inside story of how and why this historic project got built. At the heard of the story is the dramatic tension between noblest intentions, the desire to "get it right" and the politics, hubris and ego that is the bedrock of New York City.