From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Readiness is expensive. Rush used grants from the departments of Defense and Energy as well as private sources. The white, butterfly-shaped Tower, prominently visible from the Eisenhower Expressway, is itself part of a decade-long, $1 billion redevelopment, the largest in Rush’s 174-year history.
If the threat never becomes real, some might see this as wasteful. Some gripe about airport security, forgetting how 19 terrorists breezed by on 9/11. I thought of Shakespeare.
“If it be now, ’tis not to come,” Hamlet says. “If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come, the readiness is all.” Readiness is good whether used or not.
“I prefer it never be used, to be honest with you,” Rumoro said.