NEW YORK - It's been nearly 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, and one Oceanside man has spent the better part of the last decade working to rebuild the World Trade Center site.

On Sept. 11, Port Authority Deputy Director Alan Reiss watched in horror as the place he called his home away from home crumbled to the ground.

Reiss worked at the Twin Towers as a Port Authority engineer for 17 years prior to the attacks and says he was on the ground floor of the North Tower when the South Tower began to come down. He lost 18 staff members that tragic day.

He says he now spends 18-hour days overseeing the completion of each project on the 16-acre site.

Reiss says he wants the reconstruction of Ground Zero to have honor and respect at its foundation and a show of strength at its peak.

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