The Freedom Tower, also technically known as One World Trade Center, just surpassed every other skyscraper in New York City, a serious milestone. And with the anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden on everyone’s mind, the rising of the tower has even greater significance.
But it’s been a long time rebuilding the World Trade Center, over eight years and counting. To gain some perspective, here’s an epic time lapse video published by Earthcam that is featured on LaughingSquid and Gawker.
New York Firefighter heroes state what many others have claimed. There were secondary explosions in the World Trade Centers before they collapsed. The Sears Tower was hit in the 1970′s by an airplane and burned for HOURS, but of course did not just crumble to dust. There obviously had to be other sources of trauma to the building’s structure. Also, World Trade Center 7 was NEVER HIT by and airplane or any extreme debris, but did house many important government offices. World Trade Center Building 7 crumbled to dust at free fall speeds later in the day on 9/11/01.
Here is news footage from New York CBS local news channel 2. The skeptics ask why WTC 7 fell when no planes hit it. Also, why does the video ends so abruptly. Either way the footage is shocking and incredible.