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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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Members of Illinois' Electoral College aren't at ground zero like their counterparts in Florida.
He could not become Ground Zero II because the use of numerals is not allowed there, so single-letter surgery transformed him into Ground Hero.
The ACLJ also has heard from thousands of Americans who have signed on the Committee to Stop the Ground Zero Mosque.
8 million dollars to buy the old Burlington Coat Factory building at 45 Park Place - two blocks from Ground Zero.
They are doing Herculean feats of gymnastics on a daily basis down there," said Forster, host of the Discovery Channel's "Build It Bigger," which will be filming throughout Lower Manhattan for at least the next two years for a six-part series, "Rebuilding Ground Zero," which is being coproduced by Steven Spielberg.
Among all Ground Zero recovery workers, hundreds of construction and iron workers are expected to receive services including wellness and stress management training, educational and career guidance, and personal finance workshops, said Carmine Calzonetti, president of Tuesday's Children.
The study found that 61 per cent of rescue and recovery workers who had no health problems before 9/11, became ill after working at Ground Zero.
Also, several Ground Zero recovery workers admit to experiencing sleep disorders and feelings of depression and anger.
As the names were read, family members streamed to the bottom the seven-storey pit at Ground Zero to pray, reflect and lay wreaths.
5-10 [micro]m MMAD) associated with the dust could have contributed to some of the respiratory problems reported in individuals working and living around Ground Zero, but only fine PM was tested in these studies.
This firm did introduce one of the most seductive urban elements of all by converting West Street, between Ground Zero and Battery Park City, in to a grand tree-lined boulevard extending to the tip of Manhattan.
We're likely to experience more restrictions on personal freedom than has ever been the case in this country," pronounced Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor last year after visiting Ground Zero.