Wednesday, September 7 at 9 p.m. – NOVA "Engineering Ground Zero"
(Rochester, NY) – On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, WXXI presents an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit. NOVA "Engineering Ground Zero" airs Wednesday, September 7 at 9 p.m.on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). The film follows the construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Engineering Ground Zero is just one of a handful of 9/11 specials WXXI will be broadcasting in September. For a complete list of 9/11 specials on WXXI-TV/HD and WXXI radio, visit http://interactive.wxxi.org/remembering911.
With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NOVA captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and secure under the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space, and efficient “green” architecture, and the public's expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. The program features interviews with 1 WTC architect David Childs; Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the 9-11 Memorial Foundation; and Michael Arad, the man behind the breakthrough concept for the 9-11 Memorial.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Port Authority of NY & NJ
Photo Caption: Ground Zero in June, 2010. The 9/11 Memorial takes shape and One World Trade Center has reached about 25 floors.
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