The Decade-Long Story Behind The Ground Zero Memorial Disputes

By Lauren Gerber on
1 World Trade Center will be in the center of America's minds on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2011. But what has become of it? After a decade of back-and-forth and political discord, the area where the Twin Towers used to stand tall is a commemorative memorial designed by famed architect Michael Arad. Here's the scoop on today's Ground Zero, and how it came to be. After a fierce competition between celebrated architects, Daniel Libeskind was slated...Read Full Story

Ground Zero Celebrates Bin Laden Death (Video)

By Adam Wenger on
The party was on at Ground Zero Sunday night, as news spread of Osama bin Laden's death. Jubliant New Yorkers poured into the streets with American flags, chanting "USA" and spraying champagne around like it was New Year's Eve all over again. The Ground Zero location is currently covered in signs of construction as the memorial site that will take its place takes shape. The bottom layer of the new building's skeletal structure dominates the scene, dwarfed by the many cranes nearby.But on...Read Full Story

Ground Zero Celebration in New York After Osama Bin Laden Death: Pictures

By JJ Duncan on
Ground Zero was the site of a massive celebration in New York on Sunday night as news spread of Osama bin Laden's death. Pictures show New Yorkers pouring onto the streets with American flags and wearing often patriotic clothes.The Ground Zero location is currently covered in signs of construction as the memorial site that will take its place takes shape. The bottom layer of the new building's skeletal structure dominates the scene, dwarfed by the many cranes nearby.On Sunday, revelers...Read Full Story