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    CRANE COLLAPSE SHIFTS MEMORIAL EVENTS

    Around 11 o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, September 7, in Washington, D.C., a 400-foot-tall, 500-ton Liebherr crane collapsed in a thunderstorm wind gust at the National Cathedral. The crane had been working on securing the building after recent earthquake damage, in anticipation of 9/11 memorial observances — slated to include President Obama this Sunday, September 11.

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    ENGINEERING GROUND ZERO ON PBS

    The PBS series Nova premiered a powerful show on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, about the reconstruction work currently underway at the site of the World Trade Center disaster.

    "Engineering Ground Zero" will air again on Sunday, September 11, and thereabouts, on many public television stations across the United States.

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    ENDANGERED AMERICAN PLACES

    The Chicago building that formerly housed Prentice Women's Hospital is proudly unorthodox. Above a steel-and-glass base, in a sea of more-conventional rectilinear neighbors, the building's quatrefoil concrete tower rises banded with oval-shaped windows.

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