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New NYC Hotel Offers Up-Close Views of Ground Zero

NEW YORK (AP) - From the floor-to-ceiling windows of the World Center Hotel, guests can wave to the construction workers yards away at ground zero.

The 169-room hotel offers closer views of the World Trade Center site than just about any other spot in lower Manhattan. The hotel celebrated its grand opening Wednesday and Mayor
Michael Bloomberg proclaimed World Center Hotel Day.

Guests have been staying there for months as construction was completed floor by floor.

One guest, Deena Mendlowitz, an improv performer from Cleveland, said Wednesday that it's "phenomenal" to see the rebuilding firsthand.

A vice president of the company operating the hotel, Cheryl Palmer, says guests choose it for many reasons, including its location near several corporate headquarters.

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