The Fear Factor
The fallacies of making Ground Zero more "secure."
Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.
Photograph of Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan © Chip East/Reuters/Corbis; John Hancock Building in Chicago by Tim Boyle/Getty Images; rendering of Freedom Tower design by HO/AFP/Getty Images.