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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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Rebuilding the World Trade Center

April 2009 Installment of the Monthly Journal 

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

By Dick Sheppard

April, 2009 

The following is a picture story of the site in April 2009 -- for last article providing full written coverage, please read the February 2009 installment here.

Freedom Tower steel rising about 100 feet above street level, as pictured from Vesey Street at the north end of site looking south.

Wider view of above shot, showing more of World Financial Center to right.

Freedom Tower steel again, shot from in front of temporary PATH station.

Looking westward down Vesey Street, which has become a corridor that commuters to/from the PATH trains to New Jersey are funneled down.

View of Freedom Tower steel rising looking westward down Vesey Street.

On Church Street looking south towards the mass of cranes building Tower 2 at South end of site. Century 21 department store is on the left. On this April 29th afternoon, the temperature reached 90 degrees, as NYC was in a three-day heat wave.

Same view as one directly above, but closer up. Cranes, cranes, and more cranes.

On a pillar in front of the World Trade Center site, the International Union of Operating Engineers placed some toy construction trucks.

Looking Northwestward at site from Southeastern corner -- you can see Freedom Tower steel rising in the back, and the cranes to Tower 2 in the foreground.


A view directly westward from Church Street, at the crane on the Tower 2 site, southeastern corner of WTC overall site.

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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