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Construction Continues At Former World Trade Center Site

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 9: Work continues on the concrete core (BOTTOM R) of 1 World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, which is being constructed at ground zero December 9, 2008 in New York City. Five of the men accused of planning the September 11, 2001 attacks withdrew their offer to plead guilty to murder in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after they were informed the plea would prevent them from receiving the death sentence. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

‘Freedom Tower’ rises from Ground Zero

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.