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America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero
Ground Zero Profiles
Engineering the Clean-Up
Artifacts
Video Stories
Imagining the Future
Dialogue
About the Program

Mike Burton
Richard Garlock
Monica Iken
Sam Melisi
Peter Rinaldi
George Tamaro
Charlie Vitchers
Madelyn Wils

Mike Burton

Richard Garlock

Monica Iken

Sam Melisi

Peter Rinaldi

George Tamaro

Charlie Vitchers

Madelyn Wils
Ground Zero Profiles

A Year Unlike Any Other

Since September 11th, rescue workers, engineers, contractors, families of victims and community activists have all worked together in the massive effort to recover victims, clear the site and plan its future.

Mike Burton

Understated and cool under pressure, this city engineer became the "go-to-guy" at Ground Zero.

Richard Garlock

With extensive knowledge of WTC engineering, he helped guide rescuers and construction workers safely through the ruins.

Monica Iken

She turned grief over losing her husband into a mission.

Sam Melisi

One firefighter helped defuse the most difficult personal conflicts at Ground Zero.

Peter Rinaldi

The Port Authority engineer watched the Towers fall while on vacation; he returned to help coordinate the clean-up.

George Tamaro

Having supervised the company that built the Twin Towers foundation, this "below grade guy" helped prevent disaster during clean-up.

Charlie Vitchers

He always wanted to work on the world's largest construction site. But this wasn't what he expected.

Madelyn Wils

This community leader wants Lower Manhattan to become a vibrant place to live and work again.



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