The only similarity is that they are both grand-scale...

Bernadette - March 16 2012, 12:08 PM

The only similarity is that they are both grand-scale disasters albeit one is man made and the other one is natural, but everything else falls short.

Human casualty in Haiti was about 300,000 people as opposed to NYC's 3,000.
World Trade Center reconstruction was stunted because a conscious political and social choice was made as to NOT rebuild the Twin Towers out of respect for the relatives of the dead ones.
Haiti, on the other hand, wants and needs reconstruction just to regain some semblance to normal life.

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