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Work on new World Trade Centre to begin today

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Work on new World Trade Centre to begin today


Ground Zero, the gaping wound where New York’s Twin Towers stood, will come to life today when construction crews finally begin rebuilding the World Trade Centre. It comes a day after officials approved plans for a tower and other buildings after four years of sometimes bitter debate.

Senior city executive Ken Ringler said: “In my view this is one of the best things to happen to lower Manhattan in a long time. We are beginning on all the major projects, we have eliminated a lot of the disagreement.” The deal calls for developer Larry Silverstein to build the centre-piece Freedom Tower but to hand it over to city authorities once its completed. He will build and keep three other office towers on the site. The project has been a source of emotional dispute for citizens and officials in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Freedom Tower will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.
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