Archive for May 2011

Newsday: Ground Zero construction making progress

By John Riley On Monday, as news of the killing of Osama bin Laden electrified the city, a family member of one of the victims of the 2001 attacks came by the construction site of the Sept. 11 memorial and asked three ironworkers to mount a special flag. … Known as the “Flag of Honor,” it incorporates…

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Gothamist: At Ground Zero, Relief And Pride In Bin Laden’s Death

By Bethany O’Grady In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, media outlets from around the world have swarmed Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site, where tourists and New Yorkers are trading patriotic sentiments with each other in front of the cameras. The somber mood typically shared by visitors to the site has, for the most…

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