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WTC Steel Installed at 9/11 Memorial

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

New York: Nearly nine-years after the World Trade Center towers were destroyed, a 50-ton steel column, salvaged from the wreckage, was hoisted into place. It will serve as part of the entryway to the underground 9-11 Memorial and Museum, which will open next year.

The memorial, which includes two reflective pools in the footprints of the destroyed twin towers, will comprise 8 acres of the 16-acre ground zero site.

“The rebuilding is going forward today, at a tremendous pace,” said Larry Silverstein, World Trade Center Developer.

“Yes, there is life at Ground Zero,” said David Patterson, New York Governor.

The building, “One World Trade Center” is nearly 40 stories high now, and grows daily. When completed and opened in 2013, it will be the tallest building in North America.

Also visible on the skyline is ‘Four World Trade Center’, on-schedule to open by 2013 as well.

Workers are laying the foundations of two other buildings, called “Two World Trade Center” and “Three World Trade Center.” And “Seven World Trade Center” is already built and people go to work their every day.

After years of in-fighting among people involved in the rebuilding, New York City’s mayor says everyone is now in agreement.

“While nothing happens in democracy as quickly as we would like, the truth is democracy gets you to the right place even if it’s painful and sometimes takes some time,” said Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City.

Plans are still on the drawing board for buildings that might later be called “Five World Trade Center” and “Six World Trade Center.”

(SOURCE: The Associated Press)