MAYOR MICHEAL BLOOMBERG
|The ambitious three-term governor who oversaw the first five years of the project and sought to make it his legacy.|
GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI
|The rags-to-riches, controversial, and perpetually optimistic developer who bought the Twin Towers six weeks before 9/11 and is fighting to complete the project in his lifetime.|
|The well-established architect who Silverstein hired to design 7 WTC and who also ended up designing 1WTC, the tallest building on the site.|
|The former Clinton administration official and savvy political insider who oversees the project for Silverstein and works closely with the architects, the Port Authority, the Mayor and Governors of New York and New Jersey.|
|The sister of a probationary firefighter who died on 9/11, Tallon has fought tirelessly on behalf of fellow family members to make sure their voices are heard by 9/11 Memorial planners.|
The Pritzker-prize winning international architects and engineers designing each part of the project in a special studio overlooking the WTC site; influential journalists who have written in-depth about the rebuilding process over the last decade; construction workers, many of whom worked on the ground zero cleanup effort and who desperately need paychecks in the midst of the economic downturn; as well as neighbors, critics and observers who are very much part of the fabric of New York.