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The New WTC Train Station Will Probably Cost More Than the Skyscraper

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

4 billion dollars. It's almost twice as much as it cost to develop the most expensive plane in history. It's more than the cost of the new World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. It's also the projected cost of NYC's newest train station. Read more...

According to a new report, One World Trade Center is not only sort of the tallest building in the We

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

According to a new report, One World Trade Center is not only sort of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, it's also the most expensive skyscraper in the entire world. I can't think of a better symbol for the city's resilience in the face of hardship than spending a shit ton of money. Read more...

Insanely Over Budget: WTC Transit Hub Is Now $4 Billion & Looks Cheap

               Once upon a time, there was incredible excitement for the soaring World Trade Center transportation hub designed by Santiago Calatrava. Now, it's considered a bloated boondoggle, and the NY Times sticks a few more nails in the coffin: "The price tag is approaching $4 billion, almost twice the estimate when plans were unveiled in 2004. Show More Summary

SCOTUS Denies Cert. in Ground Zero Environmental Cleanup Case

The Supreme Court yesterday denied a petition for a writ of certiorari in a case that's been going on since 2008, pitting a real estate developer against the owner of the World Trade Center site to figure out who was going to pay for cleanup costs related to the September......

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Chris Rock recently hosted Saturday Night Live. During the show's normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would never go in it. There were audible gasps, and a bit of controversy followed. Show More Summary

Archicritics: In a new review of One...

In a new review of One World Trade Center—one of a many that have dropped in the last few months—New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman writes that the tower "speaks volumes about political opportunism, outmoded thinking and upside-down urban...

One WTC is the World's Most Expensive Building — Design News

The recently-opened One World Trade Center is officially the world's most expensive building. Costing $2 billion more than Vegas' Palazzo casino and London's The Shard, 1WTC cost $3.9 billion. The world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, is number five at (only) $1.5 billion. READ MORE »

Cool Graphic Thing: Whoa, the Burj Khalifa is the Only No. 5 Most Expensive Building

To supplement his One World Trade Center architecture review for the Chicago Tribune, critic Blair Kamin tweeted out this chart published by the construction data miners at Emporis. According to the graphic, NYC's (lackluster?) One World Trade Center is...

21Vianet Climbs 5.4% On Investments By Chinese Billionaire Lei Jun’s Firms

Shares in 21Vianet, a Chinese data center services provider, climbed by 5.4% in U.S. overnight trading in the U.S. after the company said it would raise $296 million through the sale of new shares to two companies led by Chinese billionaire as well as a Singapore government investment company., a Hong Kong-listed software company […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects September 11 environmental appeal

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a New York real estate developer’s lawsuit against the leaseholder of the destroyed World Trade Center and two airlines seeking environmental cleanup costs related to the Sept. Show More Summary

My 20 Favorite Tweets From October and November

This Ferguson graphic I created has now cracked 600k likes. — John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) November 28, 2014 One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty from the

It's OK To Say It: 1 WTC Kind Of Sucks

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman wrote what many of us have been thinking since we began watching the obelisk of tinted SUV windows rise out of Lower Manhattan: 1 World Trade Center is a boring, "monomaniacal" corporate monument. A pointy Duane Reade. A cellophane'd turkey sandwich. A Sharper Image toothpick. [ more › ]

Empire State Building: Still Top of the Heat

In September 2001, just a few days after the World Trade Center was destroyed, I found myself outside a Broadway theater, looking up at what was, once again, the tallest building in New York. But it was a foggy night, and for a split second, part of the Empire State Building disappeared from view. Show More Summary

PS Vita Buyers Will Get Compensation Over Ad Claims

If you bought a PS Vita in the US before June 1, 2012, you should be getting compensation from Sony. That’s because it has settled a Federal Trade Commission complaint accusing it of false advertising. The complaint centered on advertising relating to the Vita’s cross-platform features, particularly the implication that the features would work in […]

Tyson Chandler Felt Scapegoated By the Knicks

Some five months after being traded from New York along with point guard Raymond Felton, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler still doesn’t get why the Knicks sullied his good name […] The post Tyson Chandler Felt Scapegoated By the Knicks appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lou Williams Trade Paying Early Dividends for Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors made a fairly low-key trade last June, sending veteran swingman John Salmons to the Atlanta Hawks for guard Lou Williams and center Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira. Atlanta made the trade in order to clear the $5.45 million owed to Williams during the 2014-2015 season off the books. Show More Summary

Vogue’s Rat Infestation: Disturbing New Details

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

On Friday, Gawker reported that Vogue’s brand-new offices at 1 World Trade Center had a predicament as old as New York City itself: a rat infestation. It’s already gotten so bad that editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is wary of entering her personal office. Over the next three days, two other outlets reported even grosser details. You might want to sit down. Read more...

Ducks demote Emerson Etem, William Karlsson down to AHL

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Last week's trade for veteran winger Rene Bourque left the Ducks struggling to find playing time for their 15 forwards, a problem the team rectified Monday by reassigning left wing Emerson Etem and center William Karlsson to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Check Out the Mural at One World Trade Center — Design News

Artist José Parlá created the massive mural in the lobby of One World Trade Center. Meant to stand as a symbol of diversity, ONE: Union of the Senses took eight months in his studio and two weeks on site to complete. READ MORE »

China's ICBC to set up offshore yuan center in Los Angeles

``China's Industrial and Commercial Bank (ICBC) signed a pact with the Los Angeles city government to promote cross-border yuan trade and set up an offshore renminbi center in California, the bank said on Saturday.''

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