Scott Wheeler and his Magical X-Ray Vision
The Claim: The Cordoba House allegedly “overlooks” Ground Zero.
Implications: You will be able to sufficiently see Ground Zero from a high angle from the Cordoba House.
Analysis: As Charles suggested, the fact that Cordoba House is two blocks away and there were large buildings in the way leads one to believe that the only thing being effectively overlooked is the Amish Market. However, there is no objective means to determine that two large buildings would be enough to block the view. Not yet, anyway. So, I popped open Google Earth, turned on the 3D Buildings option, and took a closer look.
Text added in Photoshop. From this angle, it’s already very difficult to see Ground Zero. Note the coordinates at the lower left of the picture, significantly higher than the roof of the planned mosque.
Angled directly above the building, as if one were standing on the roof. Again, save for the construction site of WTC1 and WTC4, Ground Zero is virtually impossible to see. Imagine how much harder it would be to see from inside a window.
Scenes from Google StreetView, on either corner of the building housing the mosque, facing Ground Zero. Again, Ground Zero is incredibly difficult to see.
Conclusion: If the Cordoba House was strategically placed to give patrons a view of Ground Zero, clearly the adminstrators forgot that most of us don’t have X-ray vision. Maybe Scott Wheeler somehow does, and that’s why he acts like a mutant.