Construction resumes at World Trade Center site
Water from Superstorm Sandy floods the World Trade Center site on October 30.
November 5th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Construction resumes at World Trade Center site

Construction work has started again at ground zero, site of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11, which was flooded by Superstorm Sandy.

About 750 workers are back at it, now that more than 95% of the storm surge at the 16-acre site has been pumped out, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

Also, pumping has been completed at the site's 9/11 Memorial, which was deluged by 16 million gallons of water a week ago, Cuomo said in a statement.

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  1. Kathy Loan

    Why in the world is Van Jones a guest on one of your news shows? He is a self-proclaimed Communist. I saw him say it in a speach. You have really lowered your standards!

    November 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Communism (or the dictatorship of the proletariat), as is Marxism, is dead. Von Jones may believe in the fight to overcome the economic inequality of man.....but that's more socialist in thinking. O

      November 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    So we now focus all our efforts for the next 10 years to track down Sandy and kill her.

    November 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jeff Frank:
      Track down Sandy, LOL!

      November 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • HulkHoganS3xTape

      We're gonna smoke 'er out!

      November 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Kathy Loan:
    Do you really believe CNN, or anybody else for that matter reads these comments?

    November 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. James Bond

    Save us mittens, your our onlly hope, noo wait, that was Obie one. nevermind

    November 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Track down Sandy, thats a good one @Portland tony. Didn't we offer the remains of OBL to Neptune, perhaps that made him angry? lol
    Also on Van Jones I agree.
    good morning all.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Get out and VOTE !!!"

    Obama can tell you banasy. Sandy needs to be taken to court.

    November 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, please, Jeff Frank, I'd much rather YOU tell me.
      I've already had my daily phone call with the POTUS, and I forgot to ask.
      Fill me in. Please.

      November 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Im thinking those 750 construction workers would being NYC more of a service by helping the victims of Sandy than working on a monument to the victims of 9/ll. I lost 2 family members on 9/ll but they arent commin back, help those that are!

    November 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Ty @ little mister, and im sure it they are listening to me they would agree. Doesnt make sense that these people are doing a better service working on this now, when they could and should be helping the living. Monuments are nice but not necessary.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO ©

    Those construction workers weren't hired to work on post Sandy restoration. They were hired to work at the WTC site. And I'm sure they don't want any trouble with the Union.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    I KNOW what they were hired for, i just think the priorities are pretty screwed up in that particular city when they wanta go ahead with a marathon and a monument for people that are not comming back (my sister and b-i-l included), than the ppl suffering.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo doing the POTUS job for NYC - New Yorkers take of their own the best - Pres. Romney's FEMA plan give States some control would have helped here even more.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. thomas

    james bond....."you're our only hope"

    November 6, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. Liz

    I think that the work here can wait. There are 4.4 million people who need more help in New Jersey and New York than the WTC. I know that this place is also important, but I agree with Chrissy, the poeple who died here will not come back by them working on this place first, they should get their priorities straight up and start helping those who really need the help.!!!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |