In August 1991, a new NYC aqua tunnel turned the Central Park reservoir, once the most crucial part of the city’s water system, into a useless 106-acre algae collector. Years later, the pressure from federal officials, growing repository maintenance costs, and constant risk of microbiological contamination still can’t force municipal agencies to come up with an equitable solution.

What to do with the most famous invisible landmark in the world? The answer may lay in another event known as the August Coup of 1991, which led to the end of the Cold War, transnational integration processes all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and Americas, growing interest in the global protection of human rights, and the long-awaited revival of the “golden age” of the World Federalism movement.

However, unlike the years followed establishing the United Nations, that matter didn’t become the privileged domain of planetary gurus like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, and Winston Churchill. In this particular case, ordinary neophytes from Ireland to Bangladesh take all advantages of the “amateur hour” of Web 2.0 Revolution, and express their personal opinions on pages of the website.

This wouldn’t be possible without the third milestone of August 1991. This is when CERN publicized its remarkable technological innovation called the World Wide Web that produced the worldwide Blogosphere phenomenon, online discussions about the future of that Civil War anachronism in the middle of Manhattan, repeated calls to “Tear Down This Fence,” and the birth of this project.

Which happened on October 8, 2007.





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