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Spielberg Series to Chronicle Rebuilding of Ground Zero

Aug 3, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television have joined forces with Discovery Channel and Science Channel on an ambitious series documenting the rebuilding of the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack, Multichannel News reports.

The six-hour series, “Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero,” will launch Aug. 25 on Discovery, part of the 10th anniversary commemoration of the attack. The first three hours will be televised on that date, followed by the second half on Sept. 1. Encores on Science are set for Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, with the full six hours to air Sept. 11.

The project chronicles efforts to build a new 104-story One World Trade Center on the site. “The series also looks at the challenges of building four skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum and a memorial featuring the largest man-made waterfall in history on the site of the fallen towers,” the report adds.

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