Steel Rising at WTC

NEW YORK (AP) — Cranes were idle. A cornerstone for the skyscraper to replace the World Trade Center sat in the dirt, packed in plywood. A nasty, headline-trading battle with charges of greed and inefficiency swirled around the rebuilding of ground zero.

But an agreement was hammered out a year ago that ended a months-long stalemate about how to divide power and money to rebuild. And since then, the hole in the middle of downtown has finally turned into a construction site.

A year after ground zero stalemate, steel rising at WTC site

“The gratifying thing, of course, is the visual. And the visual now is really there,” said David Childs, architect of the Freedom Tower, the tallest of five skyscrapers being built to replace the twin towers. “The believability factor now is real.”

September 11, 2001.

Muzlim hijackers maliciously crashed two commercial aircraft flights (United Airlines Flight 175 and American Airlines Flight 11) into the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into each tower -1 WTC and 2 WTC.

A third airliner (American Airlines Flight 77) was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Passengers and members of the flight crew on the fourth aircraft (United Airlines Flight 93) attempted to retake control of their plane from the hijackers.

That airplane crashed into a field near the town of Shanksville in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Muzlim highjackers crashed aircrafts into the two towers of the World Trade Center in my city…my city….and another into the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the capitol of my country…my country.

September 11 changed everything.

Did it transform the urgency and relevance of what you do with your life.

Did you become more mindful of the fragility of life.

Did it amend your ideas of diversity, reconciliation, coexistence, understanding, tolerance, peace and justice.

As you know sweet friends, I was there.
For months, I observed suffering of a magnitude beyond anything I had seen before.

But, likewise, I was an eyewitness to humanity shining through all that fire and smoke.


New York City, my home, in the spasms of a few hours, transformed into a different city.

So many unanswered questions.
I once heard that some questions may not have an answer, but it’s critical to keep asking the questions anyway.

Do you still recall the words of our President, stirring already raw emotions ..
“Freedom itself had been attacked by a faceless coward….make no mistake, the United States will hunt down those responsible for these cowardly acts…”

And now……….
“More than 4,000 cubic yards of concrete has been poured to make up the foundation for the 1,776-foot tower. Over 200 workers are on the site, building a transit hub, the 9/11 memorial and digging up land where three more office towers will be built.”

I pray The Freedom Towers will provide some sorely needed solace for my shaken city…and self.

For me……Not a moment too soon, sweet friends, not a moment too soon.

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29 Responses to “Steel Rising at WTC”

  1. kevin says:

    Nice tribute Angel.

  2. wordsmith says:

    Nice post and roundup of photos!

  3. Faultline USA says:


    It will be a wonderful site to behold when Freedom Tower and the other four skyscrapers are completed. Thanks for asking us all to question what September 11th has done to change our life perspectives. Very good questions!

  4. michael says:

    I’m really glad to hear that they’ve started construction. There is no better way to beat down the terrorist scum than to clean up their mess, and build it back better than before, to show them that they can never defeat us.

  5. nanc says:

    and it’s about high time!

  6. Always On Watch says:

    September 11 changed everything.

    Yes, yes, yes!

    But try telling a leftard that!

  7. A sufferer from a poor land says:

    The people of Baghdad will also need to build a monument. I wonder how big it will be? Very big, I think, to commemorate the million plus people killed as a direct result of US invasion.
    Oh, but we cannot afford it becasue economy ruin also as result.

    Many thanks, Enjoy your monument

  8. Gayle says:

    It is indeed a great tribute, Angel. God bless you!

    To the asshat who wrote the comment above mine, Saddam Hussein killed many more citizens of Baghdad than America ever thought about and your economy was sh*t before the invasion. If you will get off your royal arse and help America rebuild your country instead of whining about things that cannot be changed, you might make a difference and find yourself in a greater country than Iraq could ever have become without America. Climb out of your dark hole and become part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

  9. cube says:

    September 11th changed the world as I knew it.

    Thank you for being the eyes & ears for those of us in other parts of the country. I can’t wait to see Ground Zero rebuilt. In my mind, it will stand as a huge middle finger to the islamofascists.

  10. OMMAG says:

    Slightly unrelated to the WTC but very apropos to the dhimiism and fools of the left and their petulant mewling:
    The Socialism of Fools


  11. TJ's Anti-Contrarian Blog says:

    Angel, I have added you to my blogroll.

    Right on Gayle. there alwasys seems to be one in the crowd.

    to “A sufferer from a poor land” (who, lacking guts, did not leave a link): Perhaps you could build a monument to all the Iraqis who sat on their hands and did nothing to fight against the terrorists who are killing them everyday.
    Read a newspaper, even the libtard media highlights the fact that Islamo-fascists are killing more Iraqis than they are American “invaders”. So much for the Religion of Peace.

  12. TJ's Anti-Contrarian Blog says:

    P.S. I also faved you at Technorati.

  13. Defiant_Infidel says:

    “A sufferer from a poor land” is the typical “drive-by” flamer… no link, no site, no name… just ignorant, empty claims and no rebuttal to the very valid points made here.

    Perhaps the Iraqis should build two monuments… the first one for the millions of Muslims that Saddam brutally tortured and killed over the years and the second one should be upside down and inverted. The latter would be the tribute to the spineless, like the flamer, who would rather continue more years of totalitarianism netting more layers and layers of innocent bodies to cover up those that pre-deceased them.

    Swine like you don’t deserve freedom. You’d surely never have it on your own because you’d never lift a finger to secure it. It’s always someone else’s job, and you’d always be there to complain when it didn’t occur magically and seamlessly.

  14. Angel says:


  15. Layla says:

    Nothing will ever be the same after 9/11 for any of us. The “Freedom Tower” is a beautiful tribute — but it is just that — a tribute. It will never bring back the ones we loved and lost — it will never – ever be 9/10 again.

    I hate those terrorists that stole lives and the life we knew.

  16. Jungle Mom says:

    Great way to memorialize such a defining moment in history! And kiddos to Gayle…

  17. Kevin says:

    Have you been down there yet, Angel? What’s it look like? Take some photos!

  18. The American Israeli Patriot says:

    EU Reps Break Ranks And Will Meet Hamas…

  19. Christi says:

    Great tribute, Angel. I hope the Freedom Tower will not only help heal New Yorkers but also remind all Americans that this battle is not over.

  20. Brooke says:

    Huzzah! It’s more than past time that something be built in the gaping wound that was once the WTC.

  21. obob says:

    very nice, glad to something positive come out this. This must be a tribute to our resolve not fears

  22. Angel says:

    Thanks again friends…this means alot to me~! :)

  23. Martin says:

    I’m just waiting for CAIR to announce they are offended by the rebuilding, since it obviously disregards the will of “Allah” ;) .

  24. 123beta says:

    Open Trackback Weekend #51…

    Well, here it is the weekend already! Just leave a post and I’ll be sure to send a reciprocal ping your way….

  25. Dapoppins says:

    Beautiful. Good to see work is getting done.

  26. Lyn says:

    Good tribute…
    Slightly different topic, but in the memorial vein…
    Please be in prayer for some good friends of ours – they just lost a son to a roadside bomb in Iraq yesterday morning. If you would be so kind as to write a note at Bloggin’ Outloud, I’ll have them read your words of encouragement and support.

    “Alex” was 21 years old, joined the US Army in 2004 right out of high school, served in Korea and went on his tour to the Middle East last fall.

    Thank you, Lyn from Bloggin’ Outloud

  27. Debbie says:

    Yes Angel, September 11, 2001 changed everything for me. Things will never be the same. I have wondered why it takes so long to get the freedom tower started. People bicker and argue over insignificant things. Don’t they know that the terrorists are watching us fight among ourselves? Their terror has continued. Finally, the re-building has started. Take THAT al-Qaeda

  28. Kathy says:

    I took my daughter there while it was still in the clean up process. Being from VT, the city itself was overwhelming. We arrived in Manhatten at 2 am, pulled into a parking garage and slept, then got up at 6 and used the subway to get to Ground Zero. Needless to say, we were speechless and crying as we walked around the perimeter. I can only imagine what it was like Sept 11th.

  29. KKarLLmM says:

    Miss those beautiful twin towers, and their royal presence over the new york skyline…..can not wait to see what takes their place…GOD bless America and its people…fight on!!!!!