Ground Zero: Construction on the Rise

Artist Rendition: One World Trade CenterThis weekend will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Where the two 110-story skyscrapers once stood in New York City, now displays one of the most remarkable construction sites of all time.

Crews from general contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers have teamed to construct the new $19-billion World Trade Center scheduled to be 100 percent complete in 2013. This new development will consist of five skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum, and a memorial including two of the largest man-made waterfalls in North America – all of which are currently being constructed at the same time, on the same location site.

Recently, executive producer, Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks Television, Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel brought us “Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero,” which documented the construction of the new 104-story One World Trade Center. This special articulates the drive and imagination of a wide array of builders, planners, and contractors who united to rebuild and restore this sacred site. It looks at the rebirth of lower-Manhattan through the eyes of its residents and the actual people on the ground making this a reality.

If you haven’t already, we highly encourage you to watch this documentary. The entire six-hour special will re-air on the Science Channel from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 11.

It is amazing to see the collaboration of the different trades and the behind the scenes footage, which have contributed to the construction of such a symbolic work of art. The new One World Trade Center embodies America’s physical response to the September 11th attacks and demonstrates America is rising.