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Woodbury resident Joe Cuoco helped erect the original steel frame -- the crumpled remains of which were among the few things left standing on Sept. 11. FEMA photo

Framing Sept. 11 a decade later - and beyond

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When Joe Cuoco sees images of the contorted steel beams that became grim symbols of Sept. 11, 2001, his memories stretch back farther than 10 years.


Cuoco, a New York, N.Y., native, had a hand in erecting all that steel during construction of the World Trade Center complex, including the Twin Towers.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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