Freedom (Tower) Rising


The rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in NYC is a go:

The biggest building planned for the 16-acre site—a heavily secured, 1,776-foot office tower with a projected cost of more than $2.1 billion—will begin an estimated five-year-long rise into the sky.

Initial work over the next few weeks will include the mobilization of heavy equipment, the setup of office trailers, the installation of stair towers 70 feet up to street level and site preparation for laying the foundation….

The deal also will steer $100 million to the World Trade Center Memorial, which began site preparation work last month.

Whole thing here.

Last fall, Reason's Ron Bailey discussed the plans to rebuild the site. And September 13, 2001, I weighed in about how to pay tribute to the victims of the WTC attacks.