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New World Trade Center Office Towers Design Unveiled

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: In this handout from RRP, Team Macarie , a artist's rendering released September 7, 2006 shows the Manhattan skyline as proposed after the construction of the future Freedom Tower and other buildings in lower Manhattan as seen from the Hudson river. World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein and architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Fuhimo Maki unveiled designs for three new skyscrapers on the site of the former World Trade Center that will replace the buildings destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by RRP, Team Macarie via Getty Images)

‘Freedom Tower’ rises from Ground Zero

12 September 2012

In the 11 years since terrorists toppled the World Trade Center’s twin towers, developers, designers, victims’ families, and politicians have pulled together to rebuild what has been dubbed “Freedom Tower.” Americans have watched as the structure, which when completed will 1,776 feet tall, rise from the ashes of Ground Zero. But the effort has not been easy. There has been much debate over the structure’s design and soaring costs, which has delayed its progress.