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Steel Shots: A Symbol of Strength and Hope
Posted by Tasha Weiss on October 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM.


This photo shows the new 4 WTC being constructed on the southeast corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. The original 4 WTC was demolished after being damaged beyond repair in 2001 as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The flag is a symbol for strength and hope in the freedom of the U.S. Photo and description by Jennifer Hardyniec.


This photo by Jennifer Hardyniec, a first-year structural engineering graduate student at Virginia Tech, received an Honorable Mention in the 2011 AISC Student Photo Contest. Hardyniec captured this image of the steel erection at the construction site of the new 4 WTC on the southeast corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site. Her ground view of the rising tower and the American flag gleaming in sunlight is representative of strength and hope in the U.S. as the World Trade Center rebuilds.


According to, 4 WTC will face directly onto the World Trade Center Memorial Park to the west. Rising to 977 ft from street level to 72 stories, it will be the fourth tallest skyscraper on the WTC site. The tower is intended to assume a quiet but dignified presence at the site while also serving to enliven the immediate urban environment as part of the redevelopment efforts of downtown New York.


4 WTC is one of four skyscrapers envisioned for the site as well as a transportation hub, a museum, and a memorial that opened on the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks. The memorial is complete with reflecting pools and the victims’ names engraved in bronze parapets, set above the footprints of the fallen towers.


For more information on the World Trade Center’s construction progress, visit

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