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Why is Ground Zero still a construction site?

In late August, the parties involved in a long-running financial and political dispute over the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site finally settled their differences and agreed to build several new office towers on the site of the 9/11 attacks. So, what took them so long? Alison Stewart visits Lower Manhattan to examine the progress that’s already been made, and talks to Julie Menin, a member of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum board, to understand why, nine years after 9/11, Ground Zero still looks like a construction site.



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    I always asked that question, and wondered how come nobody knew the answer… thanks for a great production.

  • James

    I agree there should be a memorial; but I hate the name and the look of the “Freedom Tower”.

  • Betsy Rate

    Hi James. Betsy here from “Need to Know.” It sounds like you’ll be pleased to learn that “Freedom Tower” is no longer used to describe the soon-to-be 1776-foot skyscraper. Its official name is “1 World Trade Center.” As for its appearance…well, perhaps you’ll learn to like it. Thanks for watching!