America

'Freedom Tower' Reaches Halfway Point

The steel skeleton of 1 World Trade Center rises above Ground Zero last week as it neared the halfway point in its construction. i i

The steel skeleton of 1 World Trade Center rises above Ground Zero last week as it neared the halfway point in its construction. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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The steel skeleton of 1 World Trade Center rises above Ground Zero last week as it neared the halfway point in its construction.

The steel skeleton of 1 World Trade Center rises above Ground Zero last week as it neared the halfway point in its construction.

Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Construction of the "Freedom Tower," or 1 World Trade Center as it is now called, has reached the 52nd of 104 planned floors. The building, currently standing more than 600 feet above ground, is the focal point of rebuilding at the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that destroyed the WTC's Twin Towers. When completed, the new building will be topped by an antenna that will make it the tallest building in New York City at a symbolic 1,776 feet.

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