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WTC Chaos Update: Freedom Tower Sort of Rising!

This photo here is evidence of something we weren't sure we'd see in our adult lives: actual construction in The Pit at the World Trade Center site. According to the NYT's David Dunlap, here's the latest construction plan:

Tomorrow: Concrete poured to set Freedom Tower's core
Within a Few Weeks: Concrete poured for new East Side slurry wall
Next Month: Columns to support Freedom Tower perimeter walls begin rising

“In the last seven months at the site, more has been done than in the past several years," says a Port Authority bigshot. Which of course says nothing about relative comparisons. But still: wow. They're actually building this thing.
· Coordinated Rebuilding Efforts Speed Progress at Ground Zero [NYTimes]