By The Global Journal | June 15, 2012 - 15:00 GMT
US President, Barack Obama, yesterday (14 June) visited Ground Zero in New York to get a briefing on construction progress for the new tower that will form one part of the rebuilt site, alongside a memorial and museum.
In an event that was also attended by his wife, Michelle Obama, as well as New York Mayor Michael Blooomberg, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the President signed one of the final steel beams to be installed as part of the internal structure of the new skyscraper.
Obama chose to inscribe the words “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger! Barack Obama”, and congratulated construction workers on their efforts. He noted that they had contributed to the erection of an “incredible structure”, which was an illustration of “the American spirit”.
The new building is officially named One World Trade Center, but is more popularly known as Freedom Tower. Once finished, it will be the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and has already become the tallest structure in the city.
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