The NYT has a progress report out today on the World Trade Center.
I walked through the site about a month ago, and was impressed by 1 WTC. I think the real mark of progress will come when the new tower can be readily seen rising up above the surrounding buildings from vantage points in New Jersey and Brooklyn. That will be the moment when lower Manhattan once again begins to have a distinctive spire in its otherwise boxy and consistent skyline. It should be soon: You can make out the fuzz of construction lights on the scaffolding now, at twilight, from Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange Township, New Jersey. (A distance of 13.4 miles.)