** HOLD FOR WEEKEND STORY BY DAVID CARUSO ** In this file photo of May 28, 2002, ironworkers make sure the path is clear as they remove the last remaining steel beam of the World Trade Center in a ... more 
** HOLD FOR WEEKEND STORY BY DAVID CARUSO ** In this file photo of May 28, 2002, ironworkers make sure the path is clear as they remove the last remaining steel beam of the World Trade Center in a ceremony at ground zero in New York. In just 8½ months, an estimated 1.8 million tons of tangled steel and pulverized cement were painstakingly removed, transforming a mountainous pile into a 16-acre hole. Fires at the site hadn't stopped burning until mid-December, yet the project was still finished months ahead of schedule and under budget. By Memorial Day, it was all but over. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By U.S. Coast Guard, PO Tom Sperduto, File
Sat, May 28, 2011 1:09 PM EDT