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New York, New York / World Trade Center / Observation Platform / Tower Art #651115

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 29, 2001
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(Studio: Cynthia McFadden) The opening of an observation platform at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in New York City shown.

(Studio: Cynthia McFadden) The history of the relationship between New York City and the World Trade Center towers examined; various scenes shown. [Architect Paul GOLDBERGER - says when the towers were new, nobody liked them; recalls his original review; says his opinion of the towers mellowed over time; indicates people want rebuilding as well as a recognition of hallowed ground; suggests a "New York Eiffel Tower" on the land.] [Photographer Angelo LOMEO - says you could not help but photograph the towers; describes catching the light when photographing the towers.] How wire walker Philippe Petit and climber George Willig turned the towers into icons in the 1970s recalled. [August 1974, anchor Harry REASONER - reports on Petit's stunt.] [PETIT - says he made the towers look human.] [New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - suggests a soaring memorial.]

McFadden, Cynthia

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