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The rights of freedom now.
In addition to taking more than 2700.
Lives the attacks on the World Trade Center left the surrounding neighborhood desolate 20000 people who live there.
Had to move away companies had to cut a relocate 65000.
But -- shepherd Smith reports tonight downtown New York is once again booming.
Like the -- all that starts out slowly gets faster and faster.
To -- this striking out that there are.
Young families moving in here and this is has -- a place of life and renewal.
In lower Manhattan there is one massive impossible to a pure example -- this for you.
Memorial is open construction on the sixteen acre World Trade Center site is easy to see.
But the rise of lower Manhattan is also found -- little thing.
My daughter's school authority fall.
And it's only been in existence for two years and sorry -- us.
-- DeVine and her family moved into their apartment in lower Manhattan's financial district a year after the September 11 attacks.
When we first moved here people were for -- After they just didn't know what was gonna happen but slowly people started to trickle -- and move it and things started to change.
Historically the southern tip of Manhattan was a buzz during the day and -- -- at night.
People say you -- -- heard a pin drop on Wall Street.
I've been here since 1990 -- the -- here's a ghost town and you have to go to fourteenth street to get it.
New York Times and -- -- things like that it just does nothing here no no amenities it was basically a -- Steve Levy was designed people who were working here Monday through Friday today.
All the buildings on the south side of Wall Street a residential buildings.
So people -- walking their dogs are coming home with the groceries as a lot of energy and life.
After the business day and staff according to the alliance for downtown New York they're almost eight and a half thousand companies located here.
That's a 130 more than on 9/11 2001.
And by years in the area -- have added more than seven million square feet of residential space since the attacks.
Residential population downtown.
Amazingly has doubled since nine elevenths we had our.
First first communion in fifty years this past year we had here in saint -- is because -- -- -- seven years -- these children who sort of came here before here.
Downtown has become an amazing.
Exciting dynamic it's not just about banks and financial people and bankers and suits and ties anymore you've got a lot of technology companies.
A lot of communications companies advertising PR branding it's a much more much younger and more creative kind of business community.
We found ourselves in this growing community and nobody knows where it's.
So we're really happy with the right -- we love the -- school.
We love all the people that we've met who live in the neighborhood the whole idea stating that we've seen in the in New York appeals to them like it does to us.
So we won't stand here.
Resilience and America we leave the world and -- I think.
We'll have another reported -- rise of freedom next month and for more on the reports from our series watch the whole thing log onto our website foxnews.com.
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