This weekend, as the nation’s collective thoughts turn to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Science will air all six episodes of Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero commercial-free,
starting at 5pm ET on Sunday. Rising celebrates the men and women who are driven by single purpose – re-imagining and rebuilding the former site of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The series assembles a cast of real people facing the challenge of meeting their construction deadlines and doing honor to the victims and their families.
The rebuild is one of the most daunting construction jobs America has ever undertaken. Building four skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum and a memorial featuring the largest man-made waterfall in history – all at the same time on the same site – presents an unprecedented set of engineering challenges. From the design to the materials to the raw emotions and heavy hearts, Rising chronicles the teamwork and innovation involved in this beast of planning, timing and coordination. The special event series also looks at the rebirth of Lower Manhattan through the eyes of the residents who survived the horrors of 9/11 to reclaim and rebuild their neighborhood.
- Go deeper into the many steps involved in the rebuild;
- Follow the Behind the Fence blog (which today features a post from Science General Manager Debbie Myers);
- Take a peek at what the new Ground Zero will look like;
- Share how you are moving forward after 9/11; and
- Find out more about the FealGood Foundation and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center and consider making a donation
Here is a clip from the series featuring Alice Greenwald, the Director of the National 9/11 Museum being built at the site: