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An Ironworker Video Album from 1 WTC
Posted by Tom Klemens on September 1, 2011 at 8:12 PM.

It’s been my experience that most people are in awe of what ironworkers do - I know I am - and for good reason. They’re the people who put together all those things we look up at - the buildings and bridges that define the America landscape. They’re up there hard at work when the structure is little more than a line drawing in an architect’s head, the solution to a structural engineer’s challenge to defie gravity, the realization of a fabricator’s material list delivered truckload by truckload.


In appreciation of this cadre of skilled and brave Americans, the New York Times on Tuesday (8/31) published a video look at how ironworkers at the One World Trade Center site are redefining the New York City skyline. Watch “The Sky Cowboys” on the NYT website at It’s only a three-minute slideshow, and it’s worth your time.


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Part 2 of Documentary Series on Rebuilding One World Trade Center
Posted by Tasha Weiss on September 1, 2011 at 11:22 AM.

The second and final part of the commercial-free documentary Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero airs tonight, September 1, on the Discovery Channel. The last three installments of the documentary begin at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time.


Tonight’s three one-hour installments are:
A New City
A Gateway to New York
A Place to Mourn


The broadcast schedule is available on the Discovery Channel’s website, here.


More information on the full documentary series can be found in our previous Steel in the News post, here.

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