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ground zero

the name given to the devastated site of the collapsed World Trade Center towers in New York after September 11 2001

ground zero

[′grau̇nd ¦zir·ō]
(ordnance)
The point on the surface of the earth (including water) at which, above which, or below which an atomic detonation has actually occurred. Also known as surface zero.
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About Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Ground Zero Museum Workshop is a small, hands-on interactive 9/11 museum in New York City's Meatpacking district that focuses solely on the Ground Zero Recovery Period, when firefighters and recovery crews spent nine months searching for the missing.
Geller and Spencer have invited Ground Zero mosque organizers Sharif El-Gamal, Daisy Khan and the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to join the AFDI/SIOA panel in the spirit of the "inter-faith dialogue" they claim to champion.
com to read Suzanne's account of returning to Ground Zero.
WETP director Chip Hughes visited Ground Zero the first week in October to assess worker safety and health issues.
Just days before the deadline for the final round of the Ground Zero competition, the Daniel Libeskind Studio approached Archimation to create three different 3-D perspectives of their proposal - two from the air and one from the viewing platform overlooking Ground Zero.
The MTA claimed that it refused the campaign because it contained a "9/11 image," specifically "a plane," and associated the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque slated to be built at Ground Zero with the September 11, 2001 jihad terror attacks - an association that the mosque organizers have themselves made many times.
At the center of the controversy is the proposed 13-story project a few blocks away from Ground Zero that will house a mosque, a gym and a community center for several groups, including the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, which promotes cross-cultural understanding between Islam and the West.
Although these projects will benefit our region and are certainly important, it suggests that the Port Authority is pursuing certain projects, or withholding funds for other projects, at the expense of redeveloping Ground Zero," Thompson stated in the letter.
Peters, head of the CDC's Special Pathogens Branch, who is featured prominently in Virus Ground Zero - have expressed discomfort with the agency's ever-expanding agenda, which they think detracts from its central function.
SAGA and Globalvision would like to distribute Sarajevo Ground Zero as widely as possible.
For Pataki, ground zero is an important political symbol - filled with both potential minefields and political opportunity.