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.

Full Review… | December 13, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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This alternately amusing and heartbreaking documentary coherently chronicles the endles process of rebuilding Ground Zero.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
New York Daily News
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An uncommonly engrossing and articulate documentary.

Full Review… | November 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.

Full Review… | November 13, 2012
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for 16 Acres


I saw this @ the 2013 Maryland Film Festival and it was really good. A good examination of what happened to the 9/11 memorial and why it took so long. My full review @ http://on.fb.me/185Ygbz

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