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New World Trade Center Office Towers Design Unveiled

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Construction continues at Ground Zero September 7, 2006 in New York City. Designs for three new World Trade Center skyscrapers on the site that was destroyed in the September 11 attacks on the former World Trade Center were unveiled today in New York. The three buildings will be some of the tallest buildings in New York City, ranging in height from 1,350 feet to 946 feet. The Freedom Tower, the proposed center piece of lower Manhattan, will climb to 1,776-foot as designed by American architect David Childs. (Photo by Spencer Platt/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.