Steven Spielberg & Discovery Channel launch series chronicling  reconstruction of Ground Zero


Mumbai: From executive producer Steven Spielberg and Discovery Channel comes the story of hope from darkness, life from ashes, a dream born from a nightmare. Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.

Premiering from 12 to 17 September, every night at 9 pm on Discovery Channel, showcases the men and women determined to rebuild and restore the 104-story One World Trade Center.

Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of 11 September, Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero celebrates the grit, drive and imagination of the builder, planner and dreamers bonded in grief but united in purpose. From the iron workers who lost brothers and friends to the architect envisions a new dawn for New York City to the family members who seek closure and solace, Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero assembles a cast of real people facing the highest stakes in their professional lives – to meet their construction deadline and to do honour to the victims and their families.

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific senior vice president and general manager South-Asia Rahul Johri said, "Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero salutes the spirit of endeavour and brings emotional stories of people’s professional involvement in this  project. It is a tribute to the brave souls that lost their lives on 9/11 as well as the people who made the memorial a reality."

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 neighbourhood.

The week-long special premieres on Discovery Channel, on 12 September  and concludes 17 September every night at 9 pm.

The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, features the reconstruction of New York’s World Trade Centre site, Ground Zero. Discovery Channel’s captivating series is the story of the heroic quest of ordinary people – engineers, construction workers, city planners, and architects – on an extraordinary journey of passion and purpose. Workers are faced with  problems,  emotionally and scientifically, as they rebuild the  site of the Twin Towers left from the devastation of 9/11. Construction of Ground Zero links a special cross section of workers, surviving family members, elected officials and first responders, as they share a bond and a compelling purpose to see the greatest city on earth once again rise from the ashes of tragedy. Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero is a  remarkable story of human and technical feats.