After dinner, the four of us drove back to Manhattan quickly and headed to the south. Ground zero has changed a lot in the last couple of years, and I wanted to see the progress. For about 8 years, the site remained mostly empty, but now the tower is going up quickly.
To the right of the Freedom Tower is World Trade Center building 7, which also came down on 9-11. The original building 7 was a project that my father worked on way back when.
This is what ground zero looked like in December 2001.