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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

May 2009 Installment of the Monthly Journal 

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

By Dick Sheppard

May, 2009 

The following is a picture story of the site in May 2009. For accompanying video coverage, click here (Overview from Above) or here (Street-level Walkaround). For last article providing full written coverage, please read the February 2009 installment here.

Looking westward down at the site. Hudson River is in the background, and beyond that New Jersey. At center of picture is the Memorial Site construction (grey and green covered plates).

Freedom Tower steel rising 150 feet above street level. New York Telephone building is in the background right, and in the background left is the West Side Highway. The steel trellis/track at bottom of picture is the underlying structure of what will be Vesey Street, running through the site.

New York Telephone building with 7 World Trade Center to its right, and new Goldman Sachs tower to its left. Freedom Tower steel is seen in center of picture. Eastern bathtub for what was supposed to be Tower 2 (and may now be retail stubs) is seen at lower right of picture.

Freedom Tower rising -- street-level view from Vesey Street.

Looking straight down at Tower 3 construction site (puddle of water), remnants of old World Trade Center (center) where the Salvatore Calatrava PATH station will be built, and Tower 2 construction site (right edge).

Looking directly downward at Tower 4 construction.

Looking at Tower 4 construction from Cortlandt Street -- concrete being pumped into site via red concrete pumper arm.

Rich Sheppard is the man with the beige straw hat, surveying red concrete pumper arm of Tower 4.

View from Zuccotti Park -- looking at Liberty and Church Street intersection, and Tower 4 Construction. In the far ground can be seen the Freedom Tower steel rising.

Closer look at Tower Four crane, directly at the intersection of Liberty and Church Streets.

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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