Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/11 Celebrates: Ground Zero, a Decade After the 9/11 Terrorists Attack (Video)

9/11 Celebrates: Ground Zero, a Decade After the 9/11 Terrorists Attack (Video)

Construction worker walks past a memorial pool at ground zero in New York, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. The National September 11 Memorial will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Sept. 11, 2011, and will be open to the public the following day. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A decade after the World Trade Center Twin Towers were razed to the ground in the 9/11 terrorists attacks, an altered Ground Zero will be unveiled to the public, with waterfalls, reflecting pools and hundreds of trees at the site honouring the memory of the nearly 3,000 victims of the terror strike.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has asked citizens to refer to the new WTC site as the 9/11 Memorial and not as Ground Zero any more. The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex in lower Manhattan and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre area. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will dedicate the memorial in a ceremony on Sunday and it will open to the public on September 12.

We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as Ground Zero. Never. But the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum,� Bloomberg said. A 104-storey 1 WTC, 40-storey 4 WTC and 7 WTC have been constructed at the site.

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