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Plug Pulled on Ground Zero Webcam

Associated Press News Wire (
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:17:09 -0600

The view of ground zero just got a little smaller. The agency that
oversaw the redesign of the World Trade Center site on Thursday
stopped posting on its Web site hourly images from a camera pointed at
ground zero.

The agency introduced the Web camera less than a year ago, saying it
wanted to show progress in rebuilding more than four years after the
2001 terrorist attacks. Construction of the Sept. 11 memorial had just
begun last March, but the site is much busier today.

Concrete footings are being poured around the footprints of the twin
towers to support the memorial, steel columns are rising for a
1,776-foot skyscraper, a transit hub is under construction and
officials are preparing land to build three more office towers.

Reduced traffic on the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. Web site, at, didn't justify the cost of hourly photo
updates, said A.J. Carter, a spokesman for the Empire State
Development Corp., the LMDC's parent corporation. The agency still
plans to post pictures of progress at ground zero from time to time.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.

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