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Groundbreaking On Freedon Tower To Start n July 4

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19: Construction continues December 19, 2003 at the site of the September 11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks in New York City. (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.