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Hurricane Irene Forces World Trade Center To Stop Construction

08/26/2011 04:40 pm ET | Updated Oct 26, 2011

At the World Trade Center construction site in Lower Manhattan, crews were readying 10 tower cranes for high winds ahead of Hurricane Irene’s arrival.

“We are not concerned about flood risk,” said Chris Ward, executive director of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site. “We are concerned about high winds, as it relates to the tower cranes in particular.”

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