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The Daily Need

Photo: The halfway point

One World Trade Center rises into the air, March 9, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Construction continues at the Ground Zero site in New York City on One World Trade Center, the signature skyscraper formerly called the Freedom Tower, with workers up to nearly 60 floors of the building’s planned 104-story height. The ultimate height of the building will reach a symbolic 1,776 feet and is slated to become America’s tallest building.

Work also began today on the WTC Transportation Hub, one of the most visually arresting features of the new World Trade Center. Workers are currently installing the hub’s “spine,” which will support the mezzanine roof and floor for the northeast corner of the Memorial Plaza.

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