Fire officer Brenda Berkman was one of the many first responders during 9/11. Thirteen years later, she's become an artist specializing in stone lithography. Much of her work depicts the evolving cityscape of Downtown Manhattan.
After the devastating attacks of 9/11, New York City needed to rebuild itself, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The site where the Twin Towers once stood was now a gaping pit, and the entire world watched to see what, if anything, could fill the void. Witness the story of One World Trade Center, one of the most significant, and dangerous, construction jobs ever launched. From brazen designs and heated debates to dangerous tasks at dizzying heights, we detail every step of this towering, poignant achievement.
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