AFL-CIO: Unions Honor 9/11 Victims and Survivors by Building One World Trade Center reports on a new book chronicling the work of union labor on the new One World Trade Center:

In a new book, One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building, author Judith Dupré tells the full story of the building, from the tragic events of 9/11 to the opening of the new structure and beyond. In addition to many never-before-seen photos of the construction process, the book focuses on the working people who made it all happen. Dupré describes the “riggers, painters, drywall tapers, plumbers, waterproofers, electricians and others” from the 49 unions that took part in the construction. She says: “A discussion of the union workers who handled the tower’s primary building materials—steel, concrete and glass—is shorthand for the extreme talent and determination that so many trades invested in the tower.”

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