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Construction Of Freedom Tower Gets Underway

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 20: Construction continues around the first steel beams of the Freedom Tower at the site of the World Trade Center December 20, 2006 in New York City. The first steel beams of the Freedom Tower were installed yesterday, and the remainder, 27 that will form the perimeter, are to be installed by May 2007. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/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.