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 Building Freedom Tower -- The Journal 

Paperbacknovel contributor Dick Sheppard, who works in an office directly overlooking the World Trade Center site, hopes to track progress of the ascent of Freedom Tower, which at 1776 feet will be [more]

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Building Freedom Tower

January 2009 Installment of the Monthly Journal 

[Read the sidebar, Building Freedom Tower -- The Journal for introduction]

By Dick Sheppard

January 23, 2009 

The following is a picture and video story of the site in January 2009 -- for full written coverage, please read the February 2009 installment here.

Overview of World Trade Center site from above -- the core of the Freedom Tower itself is seen in the upper corner of the site -- it is a white concrete block with two white tower cranes jutting above it.


Street-level view of Freedom Tower site looking West from Century 21. Harness is being dropped down to pick up steel. In the far background you can see the two cranes of the Freedom Tower, and behind that, the Goldman Sachs Building nearly completed.


The fence surrounding the site has artist renderings of the finished site. Woman gets into cab by Northeast corner of site, across from cemetery.

Freedom Tower core rises 35 feet above ground.



Two cranes are used to build the core of the Freedom Tower, which rises 35 feet above ground -- at the Northwest section of site.

Across the street from Freedom Tower, Rich Sheppard peruses information brochures on the future site.

Looking southeasterly towards site, with Deutsch Bank building (black) in background.

A tourist group stops at corner of Century 21 department store to regroup.


All pictures above were taken with a Casio Exlim EX-S10, except for the top-most video (Freedom Tower Construction -- Overview from Above), which was taken with Sony PC330.

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