Plans for Ground Zero ranged from a memorial to the victims of the attacks to ambitious designs for new office towers and cultural centers.
A plan was finally agreed on to redevelop the site and build the Freedom Tower, a new skyscraper that would rise above the Manhattan skyline.
After more delays and extensive revisions to the Freedom Tower design, construction has finally started.
The New York Times reports on the construction taking place in the “bathtub”, the 85 foot wall that surrounds the Ground Zero site. An army of construction of equipment is toiling twenty hours a day to excavate the foundation for the new tower.
The story features an interactive 360-degree photo that sweeps the vast expanse of the Ground Zero site, along with the noise of the construction work.
Source: The New York Times