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World Trade Center workers scrawl messages of defiance, hope

6:02 AM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
One World Trade Center beside Four World Trade Center. Courtesy: USA Today
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NEW YORK (AP) - Workers finishing New York's tallest building at the World Trade Center are leaving their personal marks on the concrete and steel: graffiti.

The scribbles appear on beams, walls and stairwells of the skyscraper that's rising to replace the terror-wrecked towers. They range from tributes to 9/11 victims to off-color sketches and poetry.

The words "Change is from within" are scrawled on an iron beam in the 104-story high rise that soars above the trade center site. One of the last beams for One World Trade Center hoisted up last year has a special handwritten message: "We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger!" It's signed "Barack Obama."

Ironworker Kevin Murphy says the graffiti is a way for workers to get their feelings out following 9/11.

The Associated Press

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