The Housing Chronicles Blog: Engineering Ground Zero

Friday, September 23, 2011

Engineering Ground Zero

I finally got a chance to watch Nova's special on the rebuilding of Ground Zero in New York City on PBS. It's a fascinating program from both the perspective as a building industry professional and an ordinary citizen of the U.S. For me, it also helps to bookend my visit to Ground Zero 10 years ago, which I wrote about in a previous blog post on 9/11/11.

Besides the innovative architecture and construction techniques used to build the $3 billion, 105-story One World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower), the program also covers the 9/11 Memorial, entitled "Reflecting Absence" and one of 5,000 entries chosen as the winning design (and I think a beautiful work of art).

You can watch this video below:

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