Watch The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero


"The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero" (2011) is a documentary mini-series about rebuilding the site of New York City's World Trade Center which had been destroyed 10 years earlier. The construction was based on an architectural plan developed in 2003. The documentary covers such matters as ensuring the security of the new buildings, the impacts on local businesses, and a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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Thursday 8:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes - Currently Airing
Documentary & Biography, Learning & Education
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The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero Full Episode Guide

  • Steven Spielberg's honors the victims of 9/11, with the reveal of a new memorial commemorating the names of the thousands we lost and will never forget. After ten long years, their families will finally have a proper place to mourn.

  • Producer Steven Spielberg presents the story of New York's new iconic train station that once lay beneath the hallowed ground of theTwin Towers.

  • Steven Spielberg presents the National 9/11 museum, using remnants and items to tell the tragedy of that fateful day.

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Watch Paul Simon's 'The Sound of Silence' Performance From 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony

It's a moment that was as stirring as it was heart-wrenching. During a Sunday morning ceremony honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost 10 years ago to the day on Sept. 11, 2001, Paul Simon and his guitar created what deserves to become an iconic musical moment. Simon performed a haunting rendition of "The Sound of Silence" that has likely already earned its place alongside such frozen cultural moments in time as Jimi Hendrix playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock, Whitney Houston singing the Super Bowl XXV National Anthem, and the recording of "We Are The World.

'Rebuilding Ground Zero' To Air Tonight On The Discovery Channel

Throughout the 10th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks today, it would be easy to feel overwhelmed, with the entire country reliving where we were and how we were changed the day four hijacked planes forever changed this country. Unfortunately, what has sometimes happened even more easily over the past decade has been burying the truly incredible, fascinating and inspiring story behind the rehabilitation, resurrection and revitalization of New York City's Ground Zero beneath fear, distrust and politics that muddy America's single largest human tragedy.

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