Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero premieres commercial free TONIGHT on Discovery Channel. From executive producer Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television, Discovery Channel and Science Channel comes the story of hope from darkness, life from ashes, a dream born from a nightmare. Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero showcases the men and women determined to rebuild and restore a sacred site, constructing the new, 104-story One World Trade Center.
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero takes a comprehensive look at one of the most daunting construction jobs America has ever undertaken. Building four skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum and a memorial featuring the largest man-made waterfall in history – at the same time on the same site – presents an unprecedented set of engineering challenges. From the design to the materials to the raw emotions and heavy hearts, Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero chronicles the teamwork and innovation involved in reining in a beast of planning, timing and coordination. The special event series also looks at the rebirth of Lower Manhattan through the eyes of the residents who survived the horrors of 9/11 to reclaim and rebuild their neighborhood.
The six-hour special premieres tonight and concludes next Thursday, September 1 from 8-11PM ET/PT both nights.