After my meeting this morning in Wall Street, I spent a couple of hours in the World Trade Center area, visiting the 9/11 Memorial Center where there are some incredibly powerful recordings, photos and artifacts from that fateful day in 2001.

I think that what happened then in NYC, and the determined response from New Yorkers serves a potent symbol of the failure of terrorism and extremist ideologies.

Despite the tragic loss of life, and the scars left on this truly great city, New York was not defeated that day; the attack seems only to have made the people of New York stronger…

I can feel the defiance in air, sense it in the swagger of the people and see it in the proud, strident architecture of the new buildings that are rising gracefully in the place of the Twin Towers.

Long live New York!