Saturday, September 10, 2011

And Now For Some Good News!!

Ten years ago I didn't think the World Trade Center would ever be rebuilt.  I thought it might have some sort of memorial built at ground zero, but I didn't have an inkling that there would be a huge building sitting there a decade later.  The planning for the new tower started almost immediately after 9/11.  Originally called the "Freedom Tower", the skyscraper is now known as the One World Trade Center and is well on its way to being finished.  Here is a short time-lapse video of the tower under construction.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

Courtney said...

Thank you for posting this video. I plan on teaching about the re-building to my students tomorrow and may show this as well. Here is another link I really enjoy that talks about the ironworkers job of building the freedom tower:

Video:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/08/31/us/sept-11-reckoning/skycowboys.html

Article and Pictures: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/magazine/ironworkers-of-the-sky.html

Amy (aka Science Stuff) said...

I have nominated your blog as one of my Top 10 Blogs :). You can check it out at http://sciencestuffbyamy.blogspot.com/2011/09/some-of-my-favorite-blogs.html

Read about the award and get a button to display on your blog here: http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2011/05/top-10.html

Thanks for your great blog!

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