NYC skyline reclaimed: Freedom Tower reaches 100 floors
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:33
- Date Apr 30, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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When this September the eleventh attacks transformed the World Trade Center into ground zero some question whether or not.
It would ever be rebuilt today one World Trade Center will re claim the Manhattan skyline and rise even taller officially today in the Empire State Building.
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Junior is at the World Trade Center site with -- I hailed the hero of 9/11 who lost the sun.
Who was a firefighter.
On that it.
They -- good morning -- on his right chilly spring morning in downtown Manhattan.
There's a new sense of hope and optimism.
In the air as the Freedom Tower known as one World Trade Center will actually surpass the height of the iconic empire state.
In a place that we know for -- remembrance this is a day of Renaissance in downtown Manhattan.
And there's a great sense of freshness.
And I've and I've seen it and speaking to some of the people of some of the workers here earlier today I'm -- -- we have -- I -- with us come on in late.
BI LB is one of the greats.
Here in New York City.
The -- that -- lost their son Jonathan.
Who came -- miles from queens to help save New Yorkers on that 9/11.
Ten years ago Lee was a decorated firefighter decorated Vietnam veteran and he runs the -- senator.
Here in Manhattan and he's really one of our great great American heroes league in morning -- Of renewal for our city and what does it mean -- it was a remembrance.
For your life.
Played well I think this event.
-- spectacular day you know the the Empire State Building had its day game you know listed.
Over ten years.
But now topping -- the Freedom Tower over the -- of the empire state lead means a lot you know it shows the resilience of this country of laws that you know it's it's a -- -- It's rebuilding its revitalizing.
Its bringing back what was taken away -- losses also is a reflection of remembering.
When we see it it -- to remember in terms of the sacrifice.
Not to get too personal Yousef for cancer as a result of trying to recover your son and recover other sons.
For nine years -- that a lot of sacrifice.
What do you think.
Going forward I know you can see this tower from your your hometown and in Long Island visited double edged sword some days.
You know for me it is from my family it is.
One we look at the towers it's being built and it.
Of course you think back because now that there -- -- -- -- the original towers right good but it's also a formal.
And what we can do you know sure we had some politics should have got quite a while to get -- -- -- you know what we did -- this country avoids.
It's the best country in the world and nothing keeps us.
Then it is best not to world and we did it do it -- really continue to do it -- wood Johnson say.
Johnson would say to me that what do you do.
This of course we have -- hiking in this.
But I have a new mission you know we all have mixed insinuated co-founder of the tributes and a -- liberty street -- -- about almost three million Americans.
And people around the world that have come here to see it.
That's something that should be seen.
And this tower should be seen because it says more to the world than anything that we can -- it today absolutely.