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Sept. 11, 2001: The beginning
Nov. 30, 2001: Rebuilding agency formed
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Sept. 11, 2001: The collapse. --
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Sept. 11, 2001: The damage. --
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Apr. 9, 2002:
The first plans.
Jul. 16, 2002: Designs released, rejected.
Dec., 18, 2002: New designs.
Aug. 15, 2002: Memorial Competition -- --
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Jan. 30, 2002: Replacing the building. Apr. 9, 2002: Approving the plan. Nov. 20, 2002:
A green design.
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Jan. 8, 2002: Moving ahead. Aug. 11, 2002: Funding the hub. --
-- -- Dec. 12, 2002: Culture center.
Feb. 26, 2003:
The winning plan.
   
-- -- Nov. 19, 2003
Eight designs.
-- -- Dec. 19, 2003: Combined effort.
Jan. 16, 2003: Construction begins. -- --
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-- Aug. 9, 2003:
Raze or not?
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Jan. 1, 2004:
Winning proposal.
Jan. 14, 2004:
Adding Trees.
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-- Jul. 4, 2004:
Cornerstone placed.
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Feb. 27, 2004: Agreement reached. Sept. 15, 2004: Dangerous building. --
Jan. 22, 2004:Calatrava unveils plan.
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May 26, 2004:Design selected. --
-- Jun. 10, 2004:
The chosen arts.
Oct. 12, 2004: Designers selected.
     
Feb. 26, 2005:
A 1993 memorial.
Jun. 20, 2005:
More design changes.
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-- May 2005: Security Issues.
Jun. 29, 2005:
Design revised.
Dec. 2005:
Getting funding.
-- Jul. 25, 2005:
The first tenant.
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Tower 2 architect selected.
-- Aug. 12, 2005: Delays continue. --
Feb. 2005:
Work starts.
Jun. 28, 2005:
Scaling back.
Jul. 29, 2005:
A safer idea.
Sept. 6, 2005:
Ground broken.
Apr. 2005:
Shut out.
Jun. 8, 2005:
Freedom Center furor.
Jun. 25, 2005:
One gone.
Sept. 28, 2005:
Two gone.
     
Mar. 13, 2006:
Work starts.
Jun. 20, 2006:
Scaled down.
Jul. 5, 2006:
Change of leadership.
Oct. 5, 2006:
Job for Bloomberg.
Oct. 5, 2006:
Listing the names.
-- Jun. 28, 2006:
Another design.
Dec. 19, 2006:
Signs of progress.
Jan. 25, 2006:
Leasing the top.
May 23, 2006:
Opening day.
Jun. 20, 2006:
Another tenant.
Jul. 27, 2006:
Losing a tenant.
-- Sept. 8, 2006:
Designs revealed.
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-- Sept. 25, 2006:
EPA says "yes".
Dec. 19, 2006:
Work resumes.
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-- -- Dec. 18, 2007:
Change of plans.
-- Sept. 1, 2007: Finishing the base.
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-- Jun 14, 2007:
J.P. Morgan agrees to build.
Nov. 2007:
Tower 5 designed.
-- Aug. 18, 2007:
The fatal fire.
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Delays ahead.
-- Mar. 27, 2007:
Three gone.
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Jun. 30, 2008:
Missed deadlines.
Sept. 30, 2008:
The next plan.
Apr. 29, 2008:
Goal reached.
Sept. 9, 2008:
Memorial pavilion.
2008:
Original estimated completion.
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Apr. 2008:
Vacant floors.
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Feb. 2008:
Construction begins on 3 & 4
Mar. 2008:
Doubts about 5.
Jun. 2008:
Merril Lynch drops out.
Jan. 9, 2008:
Starting over.
Aug. 17, 2008:
The investigation.
May 1, 2008:
Work resumes.
Aug. 22, 2008:
More delays?
Jan. 28, 2008:
Clipping the wings.
Jul. 1, 2008:
Vacant lot.
Aug. 2008:
More changes.
-- Apr. 2008:
Uncertain future.
   
Sept. 11, 2009:
Originally projected completion date.
2011:
The opening?
2012:
New completion estimate.
 
   
2011:
Completion of 3 & 4.
2012:
Completion of 2.