Skip to main content

ground zero

Saudi Prince Backs Moving Planned NYC Islamic Center

A Saudi prince who has aided the imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero said it would be better to shift to another site not associated with the September 11 attacks.

In an interview with the Dubai-based Arabian Business magazine, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said moving the planned mosque and other facilities would respect the memory of the 2001 attacks and allow American Muslims to choose a better location.

Nine Years Later

The health impact of 9/11

Next Saturday marks the 9 year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.   Over the past several years, we’ve heard a lot about the illnesses that have afflicted rescue and recovery workers who toiled at the site.  But, on this week's Cityscape, we focus more specifically on the plight of those who lived, worked and studied in the area around ground zero.