Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero Premieres This Week
by Daniel Haim
The special event series Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero takes a comprehensive look at 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 – at the same time on the same site – presents unprecedented engineering challenges. From the design to the materials to the raw emotions and heavy hearts, the series chronicles the teamwork and innovation in looking at the rebirth of Lower Manhattan through the eyes of the residents who survived the horrors of 9/11. With a cast of real people facing the highest stakes in their professional lives – to meet their construction deadline and honor the victims and their families, RISING celebrates the grit, drive and imagination of a wide array of builders, planners and dreamers bonded in grief but incredibly important united in purpose.