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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Trauma and Transformation at Ground Zero is an excellent addition to any pastor's bookshelf, not only because of the valuable "snapshot in time" regarding pastoral care following an event that is etched in America's collective psyche, but because of its value in reframing the daily practice of pastoral care.
For the Camerons, the visit to Ground Zero was particularly emotional, as Samantha - then pregnant with their first child - was in New York on the day of the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and her husband spent several anxious hours trying to reach her by mobile phone.
Ground Zero truly is a unique place of death in many respects.
For his involvement at Ground Zero, the Red Cross gave him a $10,000 check.
The Daily Mail quoted Elizabeth Berger, president of the pro-businessroup the Alliance for Downtown New York, as saying: 'Go take a lookt it, it is not Ground Zero anymore.
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"Congressman Chet Edwards, D-Waco, is the latest Democratic member of Congress to say they oppose the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York." - Democrats going different ways on Ground Zero mosque, PoliTex
An Islamic center near Ground Zero should educate the world about Islamic societies and traditions; a proper exhibit would have holograms of the art and scientific instruments created through Islam.
MEMORIES Queen makes a 1957 speech to UN in Big Apple PLEA She calls on leaders at UN HQ in New York to tackle terror HONOUR Queen lays Ground Zero wreath COMFORT With relatives of those who died in attacks ATTACK Twin Towers hit in 2001
Thousands of workers filed lawsuits against the city, claiming it sent them to ground zero without proper equipment.