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One World Trade Center Becomes Tallest Building In New York

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: The Brooklyn Bridge (R) and Manhattan Bridge can be seen from the 90th story of One World Trade Center on April 30, 2012 in New York City. One World Trade Center is being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. It reached just over 1,250 feet on making it just taller than the observation deck on the Empire State Building. (Photo by Lucas Jackson-Pool/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.