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November 3, 2009
The World Trade Center comes home
The World Trade Center returned to New York yesterday in the form of the Navy's assault ship the USS New York.
The bow leading the ship consists of 7 1/2 tons of salvaged steel from the downed towers. The ship entered New York passing under the Verrazano Bridge, not far from the original World Trade Center's original site, escorted by boats from several cities, states and the federal government.
Among those greeting its arrival were September 11 survivors and families of the deceased and first responders. The ship will remain in New York until Veteran's Day, November 11, and is open to the public
Later the ship will be formally commissioned and will be fine addition to the fleet protecting the USA.