Friday, March 27, 2009
"The USS New York will ensure that all New Yorkers and the world will never forget the evil attacks of September 11, and the courage and compassion New Yorkers showed in response to terror," said Governor Pataki.
Steel salvaged from the World Trade Center wreckage has been used in the construction of New York. The shipyard and Navy inspected the steel and found that it was of sufficient material strength so that it could be incorporated into the bow stem of New York.
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists.
Meanwhile, back at Ground Zero, EIGHT YEARS LATER:
Total time of original WTC construction from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting: 7 years