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9/11 Memorial in New York City evacuated

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Sightseers were evacuated from New York City’s 9/11 Memorial Sunday afternoon amid reports of too much chlorine in the two large pools built on the spot where the World Trade Center’s twin towers once stood. Hazmat teams responded to reports one of the fountains was emitting a “foul odor” likely...

Trade Promotion Authority Means Business

Eddy Hayes, Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Trade Center of New Orleans, and Gary LaGrange, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port of New Orleans,

2.7M people visited the 9/11 museum during its first year

National September 11 Memorial and Museum officials say nearly 2.7 million people visited the museum in the first year since it opened at New York's World Trade Center site. Museum officials said... To view the full story, click the title link.

…the World Trade Center?

Eastern European tourist chick, looking at Empire State Building: What is that?New York teenage girl, in perfect seriousness: I have no idea.–Outside Empire State BuildingOverheard by: Sapodilla

Curbed NY: Will One World Trade Center Lose Its 'Tallest Building' Title?

Big news on the megatower front: New York YIMBY reports that the Nordstrom Tower, a ginormous residential tower for 57th Street, will rise to a height of 1,795 feet. Not only would that would make it the tallest building...

New 1 WTC Observatory Elevator Offers Virtual Flight Over Lower Manhattan

The new observatory at 1 World Trade Center allows visitors to see the emergence and building of lower Manhattan—including a sadly fleeting Twin Towers—during the elevator ride up to the 100th-102nd floor space. Now, when they exit, visitors will virtually fly over the southern tip of Manhattan. [ more › ]

Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Platform B at the World Trade Center Port Authority (PATH) Station in New York City opened today and we have a sneak peek at the stunning transit station. Crews scrambled last night painting and cleaning to get the station ready for its big reveal and a

NY: New PATH station by Calatrava at World Trade Center Opens Thursday

May 07--New Jersey commuters on Thursday will get to grace the newest PATH platform to open in the World Trade Center transportation hub designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. On Wednesday, crews were still adding coats of white paint...Show More Summary

Curbed NY: Calatrava's World Trade Center Hub to Open Next Month

Photo via Facebook/WTC Progress While the end is not in sight for construction at the World Trade Center site, a significant portion of the redevelopment is set to open to the public after years of delays and setbacks. Most notably,...

New WTC Hub For PATH Train Opens

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The long-delayed PATH train hub at World Trade Center partially opens today. At the center is the Oculus, which from the outside looks like the spine peeled out of a fish. Below, with half of the glass installed, light shines through its ribs, the longest one reaching 202 feet in the sky. Show More Summary

New sidewalk expands public access to World Trade Center

Pedestrians can now walk straight through the heart of the rebuilt World Trade Center by using a new sidewalk. The 4,000-square-foot walkway off Church Street was opened Tuesday. It's another step... To view the full story, click the title link.

Building Blocks: As Oculus at World Trade Center Opens, So Does a Neighborhood

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Progress at ground zero was once measured in years. This spring and summer promise one milestone after the next, separated sometimes only by days.

For the record

Texas shooting: In the May 4 Section A, an article about the shooting attack in Garland, Texas, that left the two gunmen dead said that plans to build a New York mosque about two blocks from the World Trade Center site had been scrapped amid a protest. In fact, the mosque opened in 2011 to little...

Watch Buildings Appear Before Your Very Eyes In Construction Timelapses

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What was it like to watch Disneyland’s fanciful structures, Las Vegas’ Luxor hotel, or One World Trade Center go from their first girders to their completed stated? These timelapse videos follow days and weeks of construction, letting us watch buildings appear in a matter of minutes. Read more...

A cake depicting the 9/11 attacks stirs an outcry in Austria

last monthNews : BlogPost

It is rare for cake makers to make national political headlines. Thomas Kienbauer, however, is an exception. The Austrian has recently caused a controversy at home with a cake modeled on the World Trade Center, depicting planes hitting the twin towers in 2001.Read full article >>

LG unveils leather-clad G4 with monster 16-megapixel camera

LG's G4 is finally here. After weeks of online teases and leaks, the Korean electronics company officially unveiled its new flagship Android phone on the top of 1 World Trade Center in New York City. As expected, the G4 is indeed a smartphone powerhouse that boasts significant improvements over last year's well-received G3. Show More Summary

Curbed NY: Will Bjarke Ingels Oust Norman Foster at 2 World Trade Center?

Left: Foster + Partners' design for 2 World Trade Center. Right: Four in-progress buildings by Bjarke Ingels's firm Bjarke Ingels Group. The Norman Foster-designed 2 World Trade Center is widely considered to be the most lovely tower of the...

The elevators inside One World Trade Center show you a timelapse of New York City being built — and you can even catch a glimpse of The Twin Towers

When the observatory opens atop the One World Trade Center on May 29, visitors will be able to take an elevator ride that shows them an animated timelapse of New York City's construction — and it even offers a brief glimpse at the original Twin Towers. Show More Summary

Acer: 'We will be the last man standing in the PC industry'

Acer's Jason Chen will give you Win10 for free Pics  Acer CEO Jason Chen this week tore through the company's international product launch presentation – on the 68th floor of New York's 4 World Trade Center – like a rock star on speed from start to finish. He even donned sunglasses at one point and there seemed every chance that he might not take them off.…

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