Ambra Melendez, an ironworker with Local 361, welded steel on the foundations of the Calatrava Transportation Hub, and towers 1, 2 and 3 World Trade Center. Ambra has an interest in architecture, and before becoming an ironworker, she worked as a concrete and steel inspector on high rise buildings.

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Women Rebuilding The World Trade Center

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Women have participated in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in numerous ways, from welding steel at the base of the Transportation Hub, to helping engineer sustainable infrastructure for the commercial office towers, from advocating for the community…


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Women have participated in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in numerous ways, from welding steel at the base of the Transportation Hub, to helping engineer sustainable infrastructure for the commercial office towers, from advocating for the community members’ needs during major construction, to providing a center where 9/11 families and survivors can share their stories with the thousands of visitors drawn to the area.

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