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the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)

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the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed

the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon

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Today, as The Mirror publishes a tribute the 57 confirmed terror victims from the British Isles, Ground Zero continues to draw grieving relatives and friends.
The diagram (left) illustrates how the bathtub fortress is designed to protect the WTC foundation seven stories below Ground Zero.
Voter News Service, the consortium at ground zero of the Election Day polling snafus, may be crumbling.
As the name Ground Zero had been recorded in Volume 37 of the Australian Stud Book for a May 1988 bitch by Satan's Shroud-Bobby's Honour, the 1997 Trafalgar victor's monicker had to be changed when he arrived to take up stud duties at Geoff Parnaby's range in Victoria.
Imam Rauf missed an important opportunity to do the right thing and acknowledge that the planned mosque at Ground Zero should be moved to another location," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.
New York, Sept 21 (ANI): Hisham Elzanaty, the Egyptian-born businessman and financer of the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero, has broken his silence for the first time after the controversy ignited a bitter feud in the US, saying that the mosque was his idea and he has no plans to give up on the project.
Larry Silverstein being filmed for a Steven Spielberg documentary While Ground Zero may be among the most popular tourist destinations in the city, much of the public has no idea what's really taking place at the site of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
Tuesday's Children, the nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the unmet needs of the families of 9/11, announced the launch of a broad new initiative, expanding beyond the victims' families to help all Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers who need ongoing support.
AROUND 70 per cent of 9/11 emergency workers suffer lung problems after breathing toxic air at Ground Zero, according to a new health study in the US.
America Rebuilds -- Part II: Return to Ground Zero': The record of the efforts to rebuild Ground Zero after 9/11.
A plywood ramp spirals around the piece, affording a vantage from all sides in a miniature adaptation of Diller + Scofidio's controversial Ground Zero viewing platform, which some argued manipulated and sensationalized the visitor's experience.
A recent study also revealed that the 35,000 people who worked in the recovery effort at Ground Zero still struggle with emotional scars.
Bagpipers opened the memorial with a stirring rendition of Amazing Grace as firefighters unfurled a torn American flag that was raised above the rubble of Ground Zero in the days following the atrocity.
They collected fallen dust samples 1 and 2 days after the attack from sites within a half-mile of Ground Zero and later isolated the P[M.
These were unveiled last December with great fanfare in the newly-restored Winter Garden, the sparkling glass barrel-vaulted structure designed by Cesar Pelli in Battery Park City across from Ground Zero, as the World Trade Center site is now known.