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Toxic Tower Damaged on 9/11 Finally Coming Down

Sunday, 09 Jan 2011 12:57 PM

 

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NEW YORK (AP) — A 41-story building in New York City that has been shrouded in black netting ever since it was badly damaged in the World Trade Center attack is finally almost gone.

Nearly a decade after the terror attack, the former Deutsche (DOY'-chuh) Bank building is down from 41 stories to two.

The sad history of the building includes lawsuits, accidents and a fire that killed two firefighters in 2007.

The building was contaminated on 9/11 with toxins including asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs and dioxins.

The delicate work of dismantling a skyscraper is visible from surrounding buildings and from the street.

Tourists watched last week as a huge crane gently lowered a steel beam. Sparks flew as a welder removed the cables holding the beam.

Officials say the deconstruction will be complete in a little over a week.

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