Major Steps Coming for World Trade Center in New York This Year

January 5th 2014

More than 26,000 people have worked to rebuild the World Trade  Center complex, and many will continue working there for years until the five  skyscrapers, transportation hub and retail complex on the site have been  completed.

It’s a huge project, spanning 16 acres with an overall cost of  about $14.8 billion — up from a 2008 estimate of $11 billion. And it has taken a  long time to come to fruition.

Although the site cleanup officially ended in May of 2002,  construction on One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot tall centerpiece of the  site, didn’t begin until 2006. Its original design was altered because of  security concerns.

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