Post by Kiri Blakeley. The horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 is one that the world will never forget. Especially New Yorkers. Even those of us who didn't see the planes hit lived with the aftermath...Show More Summary
Gawker says some residents in the neighborhood, the World Trade Center emits a spooky wailing sound when it’s windy. “I live a couple of blocks from the tower, and first heard this very eerie sound during Hurricane Sandy last year,” writes Kenny Cummings. “I’ve heard it only once afterwards, sometime last winter. I assumed once the […]
[Downtown residents are reporting that when it gets windy, the new One World Trade Center building emits an eerie choral sound. Photo by John Moore via Getty.] Read more...
New Yorkers who live near One World Trade Center already have to contend with "fortress-like isolation" caused by the imposing NYPD security perimeter. But according to neighborhood residents, there's something far spookier going on at the WTC site: A "ghoulish" howling that happens during storms and high winds. Read more...
On September 11, 2001 Jeffrey Coombs, age 42, was aboard the American Airlines flight that crashed into the World Trade Center. He left behind his wife, Ms.Christie Coombs and their three young children. Earlier this year, I met Ms. Coombs. Show More Summary
The soaring elegance of architect Fumihiko Maki's design at ground zero may help rehabilitate the strong-arm tactics of developer Larry Silverstein. NEW YORK — The mess at ground zero has been a collaborative production.
As the NYPD and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey iron out the final plans for the World Trade Center site, new details are emerging — including this week’s news that the roof of the site’s vehicle security checkpoint at the WTC will be occupied by a lovely elevated park. More »
Officials with the World Trade Center Mississippi River Alliance (WTC MSRA) and the Big River Coalition (BRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining
One World Trade Center is America's tallest building and a vessel for a lot of political symbolism. Which means it's the perfect place for the NYPD and Port Authority to have a turf war. [ more › ]
Rachel Federman Where were you on 9/11? Those of us who lived through that day will always remember where we were when we first heard that a plane had struck the World Trade Center. We were also witnesses to the event’s subsequent exploitation by politicians and commercial interests; who can forget the vendors that quickly […]
De Rotterdam, a massive tower designed by Rotterdam darling Rem Koolhaas, has opened. It is the city's largest building—a little bit of Manhattan, in Rotterdam. It's also, in an odd way, a tribute to the original World Trade Center. Read more...
If this is your first time hearing anything about the new park planned for the World Trade Center site, that's probably because it's been kept relatively covert until now. As mentioned in The New York Times this week, the green space was designed to float
Now that 1 World Trade Center has asserted its dominance over those puny, non-New York skyscrapers, the Port Authority has released renderings for WTC's next centerpiece: an acre-long elevated park overlooking the National 9/11 Memorial. [ more › ]
Veterans everywhere were honored this week, with special Veterans Day celebrations taking place across the US and overseas. NYC held a special parade, and the city was also recognized for a new record when One World Trade Center was named the tallest building in the US. Show More Summary
People feel strongly about their pizza. Just ask any New Yorker. Or you can ask Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." On a recent episode, Stewart used the naming of the One World Trade Center as the new tallest building in the U.S., over Chicago's Willis Tower, to launch into a truly epic rant on Chicago pizza.
Forget the mine's-bigger-than-yours debate over the new World Trade Center. Humanity's ultimate design will be building around the sun. The amount of energy that the sun emits every second is nearly unfathomable. In just one second,Show More Summary
This is not pizza! This is tomato soup in a bread bowl! Following the news that One World Trade Center has been named the tallest building in the United States, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show takes a look at the long-running rivalry between New York City and Chicago, and has a few choice words […]
It's been a busy week for the World Trade Center site. First 1 World Trade Center was declared the tallest tower in the U.S., then its neighbor 4 World Trade Center officially opened. Now 7 World Trade Center's anchor tenant Moody's Corp. Show More Summary
A skyscraper built on the site of the former World Trade Center, whose iconic Twin Towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, was inaugurated Wednesday. Four World Trade Center is the first office building to open on the original 16-acre (64,750 square meter) site known as Ground Zero where more than 2,700 people lost their lives. Show More Summary
A group of Lower Manhattan residents say they're unhappy about the extensive, fortress-like security measures the city plans to impose at the new World Trade Center site, and they're planning to file a lawsuit against the NYPD to keep the area from becoming a "fortresslike" "gated community." [ more › ]