Today in History
July 04, 2004
A Symbolic Moment
Construction on ground zero, the site of the Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001, begins when the first stone is set for the Freedom Tower. The cornerstone is a 20-ton granite block flecked with garnets from a quarry in the Adirondacks. New York Governor George Pataki says the planned 73-story building will "serve as a reminder that not only did thousands of our friends and family die on this sacred ground, but that they lived, worked, loved and dreamed here too."
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Tourists flock to the World Trade Center site, but for New Yorkers, 9/11 is history.
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