New York's ground zero through time

Published On: Aug 23 2011 04:09:26 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 30 2014 01:26:35 PM CST

One World Trade Center is officially open for business. Take a look at the World Trade Center site through time, from the construction of the Twin Towers to the opening of the new centerpiece on the site.

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 Sept. 11, 2001, and as a tribute to the enduring spirit of freedom, July 4, 2004."

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