16 Acres (2012)


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The rebuilding of the World Trade Center is the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal project in American history. From the beginning, the rebuilding effort has been fraught with controversy, drama, delays and politics. The struggle has encompassed eleven years, nineteen government agencies, a dozen projects, and over $20 billion. (c) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for 16 Acres

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

A fascinating portrait of municipal and private interests trying to make headway in the charged atmosphere of devastating personal loss and wounded national pride.

Dec 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This alternately amusing and heartbreaking documentary coherently chronicles the endles process of rebuilding Ground Zero.

Nov 16, 2012 | Full Review…

A documentary that features forthright interviews with major players and gives a good sense of the infighting and pettiness without getting bogged down in it.

Nov 15, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This interesting but undeniably bottom-line-minded chronicle of the rebuilding at Ground Zero provides a unique look at civic strife and a city's spirit.

Nov 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An uncommonly engrossing and articulate documentary.

Nov 14, 2012
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Hankin's film finally makes the indigenous variety of deadlock particular to New York politicos seem as quaintly comforting as a buttered bialy.

Nov 13, 2012 | Full Review…

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