And, as American Rights at Work noted when it became the tallest building in New York, it was built with union labor:
It’s fitting: union members were among the first responders; union members served in the immediate cleanup; and now union members are part of the rebuilding.
Anti-union legislation has made its way across America in recent years, from Michigan to Indiana to Wisconsin. But unions were instrumental in building America’s middle class, in responding to the attacks on 9/11, and now, in rebuilding the World Trade Center in the decade since the attacks.
“It’s a pretty awesome feeling,” project manager Juan Estevez told the Associated Press. “It’s a culmination of a tremendous amount of team work … rebuilding the New York City skyline once again.”