Workers for the New York City medical examiner’s office have begun sifting soil for possible human remains at a site near the World Trade Center where a chunk of airplane debris believed to have come from one of the 9/11 hijacked jetliners was found.
A 5-foot-long piece of debris found near the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan is being examined as a possible fragment of a plane that hit one of the towers more than 11 years ago, NBC 4 New York has learned.
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From NBC News and wire services - Thousands gather Tuesday in New York, suburban Washington and rural Pennsylvania to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, but at the somber day’s biggest venue, Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, this year’s observance will be missing a key feature from years past: politicians’ voices.
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By John Makely / NBC News - As night falls, the National September 11 Memorial takes on a whole different feeling. Crowds become sparse, construction ceases and the traffic of lower Manhattan seems to fade away. You are left with the sounds of cascading water and the rustling of trees. There is no better place to reflect on what happened on September 11, 2001, and the lives that were lost.
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NEW YORK — With its huge reflecting pools, ringed by waterfalls and skyscrapers, and a cavernous underground museum still under construction, the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center is an awesome spectacle that moved and inspired some 4.5 million visitors in its first year.
But all that eye-welling magnificence comes with a jaw-dropping price tag.
The final steel beam, signed by a group of construction workers was lifted by crane 977 feet in the air and placed atop 4 World Trade Center, which will be the first tower completed on the 16-acre World Trade Center site when it opens in the fall of 2013.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Ground Zero in New York City to review the construction of the iconic 104-story skyscraper that replaces the World Trade center towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.