the 11 years since terrorists toppled the World Trade Center’s twin towers,
developers, designers, victims’ families, and politicians have pulled together
to rebuild what has been dubbed “Freedom Tower.” Americans have watched as the
structure, which when completed will 1,776 feet tall, rise from the ashes of
Ground Zero. But the effort has not been easy. There has been much debate over
the structure’s design and soaring costs, which has delayed its progress.