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Bloomberg: Stop Saying "Ground Zero"

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the media to stop referring to the site of the former World Trade Center as "Ground Zero."
"We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as 'Ground Zero' — never," Bloomberg said as he heralded lower Manhattan's recovery from 9/11 at an Association for a Better New York breakfast. "But now, the time has come for us to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum." Far from the smoking pile of rubble that filled the area in the fall of 2001 — or the languishing construction pit in the years that followed — the World Trade Center now holds two rising skyscrapers and an eight-acre memorial set to open this Sunday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Bloomberg said.
Every single time I get stopped by tourists, they want to know how to get to Ground Zero. That name won't be going away soon.

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