New York's ground zero through time

Published On: Aug 23 2011 04:09:26 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 14 2013 10:12:35 AM CST

Check out New York's World Trade Center site before and after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and the memorial.

WTC 2004 Cornerstone
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The cornerstone for the Freedom Tower, the 1,776 foot-tall building that will be built on the site, sits in place after a being unveiled during a ceremony at the base of the ground zero site of the former World Trade center in New York, July 4, 2004. The cornerstone is inscribed "To honor and remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and as a tribute to the enduring spirit of freedom, July Fourth 2004."

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