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Freedom our cameras have followed the rebuilding of the world trade center for a year and we have witnessed remarkable progress.
The result of a lot of hard work time and money tonight.
A look at how police are protecting that investment and the thousands of visitors and office workers who will soon filled the area.
Rick Leventhal spoke with the New York police commissioner and has more from our New York City studios.
Rick -- security has been a major concern of the World Trade Center site since the start of the rebuilding process police actually.
Prompted the architect of one World Trade Center to change his original designed moving the building further away from the street.
And adding a twenty story concrete base to protected from potential car bombs.
The city is now putting more than 200 officers on patrol in the area as police commissioner Ray Kelly acknowledges that securing the site.
-- it presents a challenge.
-- kind of an attack.
And of course that horrific events of 2001.
So we have to assume Sony common sense that it is.
An iconic target.
A target that will no doubt become one of New York's top tourist attractions as -- -- the memorial opens next weekend.
This is the tenth anniversary and we know that Osama bin Laden spoke about it twice the possibility that is of having some sort of terrorist attack.
On -- several other relevant we have to.
Take that seriously and we have to.
Really redouble our efforts here to protect the site.
Those efforts include airport style metal detectors and X ray machines to screen visitors.
Along with the team of cops and private security workers monitoring everything that happens there from a nearby office building.
It's basically the location into which we get feeds from.
Cameras that we deploy throughout the city.
License plate readers.
And radiation sensors Jessica Tisch from the NYPD counterterrorism bureau showed us around the lower Manhattan security coordination center so the people here watching monitors they're looking at the screens.
From cameras 2000 cameras across the -- 2000 camera specifically in the area from canal street south from river to river -- lower Manhattan.
And midtown Manhattan thirtieth street to sixtieth street from river to river.
All part of New York so called ring of steel.
Some of those cameras can automatically detect potential threats like abandoned bags and more than 400 cameras are focused on the World Trade Center.
You see some of the construction site you see some the areas near the construction site you see the 9/11 memorial plaza.
Over here and this is all -- turned it in real time by officers sitting here.
If people call you Big Brother -- with -- -- Different He laughs but it's clear securing this area is serious business for commissioner Kelly.
As a reflex in the ten years since the attacks which claimed so many -- It's almost as if you don't have time to.
To really think about it and and sort of internalize.
All that it means of media after the -- -- over.
Like it would do them.
Well after the day is over the NYPD will only expand its efforts at the World Trade Center site.
Commissioner Kelly tells us well over 600 officers will patrol the area by the time all the buildings are roping open.
Making it the largest precinct in York city trade.
Well Rick Leventhal live force in New York Rick thanks -- rise of.
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