Tag Archives: WTC

World Trade Center Goes Green In Defiance Of Trump

Trump is being trolled worldwide: Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered two New York City landmarks – the World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge – to be lit in green Thursday night to express the state’s support for the Paris accord. “The White House’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, ...

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New Trump Ad Stars 1 WTC, Which Trump Once Called “Disgusting” Proof That Terrorists Have Won [VIDEO]

First, a recap from the New York Times: The $10 million ad buy is the largest to date for Mr. Trump in the general election. His message will be broadcast in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada — a batch of battlegrounds that will likely determine the outcome of the race in November. Titled ...

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World Trade Center Mourns Orlando’s LGBT Victims

At the request of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the spire of the nation’s tallest building is illuminated in rainbow colors tonight in solidarity with Orlando’s LGBT community. In midtown stands an even more unusual sight: the Empire State Building has gone completely dark in mourning.

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New WTC Hub For PATH Train Opens

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. “It’s awesome and I mean that in the ...

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Tonight In Manhattan

Breathtaking photo of the Tribute in Light one night before the 13th anniversary of 9/11 (captured by @GaryHershorn) pic.twitter.com/Ax4ecxscG5— New York Post (@nypost) September 11, 2014

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Worst Television Graphic In History?

MSNBC’s graphics editor was, of course, referring to the four BASE jumpers who parachuted from the top of 1 World Trade Center, the news of which has added to already huge scandal regarding lapses in the tower’s security.  But what an unfortunate choice of words. Teabagger sites are exploding with outraged posts that are also laden with plenty of glee ...

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VIDEO: BASE Jumpers Leap From 1WTC

Four BASE jumpers turned themselves in to the NYPD yesterday after having parachuted from the top of 1WTC in September. This is the second report of major 1WTC security lapses this week and the tabloids are, correctly this time, going nuts. Police told the Daily News that former WTC ironworker James Brady, 32, Andrew Rossig, 33, Marco Markovich, 27, and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: 16 Year-Old Thwarts Security, Reaches Top Of 1 WTC Tower

So much for that “ring of steel” security perimeter around 1 World Trade Center. Via the New York Post: A New Jersey teen captivated by 1 World Trade Center sneaked out of his home in the dead of night, got past the wall of security — and a sleeping guard — making it all the way up to the spire, ...

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Super Cool WTC Interactive Panorama

TIME Magazine has posted a ridiculously cool interactive panorama photo taken from above the World Trade Center. Using your cursor and the on-screen controls, you can spin around in all directions and zoom in on midtown, Brooklyn, New Jersey, even the Statue of Liberty. I’m finding it works best on Chrome so far. There goes the next hour of your ...

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WTC Cross Appeal Opens On Thursday

Oral arguments begin Thursday in the American Atheists lawsuit to have the so-called WTC Cross removed from government property in downtown Manhattan. Via the Christian Post: Two days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, construction workers found a cross beam among the wreckage of the Twin Towers. Measuring 17 feet tall and approximately 4,000 pounds, the piece of debris ...

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Adding The Spire To One WTC

You might want a Dramamine by the halfway point.

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408-Foot Spire Tops Out One WTC

One WTC was topped out this morning. Construction workers bolted a 408-foot spire into place atop One World Trade Center on Friday, symbolically capping New York’s comeback after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The spire brings the iconic building to a height of 1,776 feet — an allusion to the year the United States declared its independence. It also ...

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Photo Of The Day

That’s a prefabricated escalator being hoisted to the top of the 1 World Trade Center, where it will one day ferry tourists to the observation deck. More photos here. (That’s 4 World Trade Center under construction in the background.)

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WTC Museum Construction To Resume

After more than a year of delays, an agreement has finally been reached to resume the construction of the museum at the site of the former World Trade Center. The museum had been scheduled to open today. In negotiations over the weekend, aides to Bloomberg and Cuomo resolved long-standing disputes over which government agencies would pay for the costs of ...

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New World Trade Center Time-Lapse

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Photo Of The Day

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ESB Lights In Honor Of 1WTC

Gothamist points out a classy press release: The Empire State Building will shine red, white and blue on Monday, April 30, 2012 in honor of 1 World Trade Center. As 1 World Trade Center officially becomes New York’s tallest building, the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building and ancestor of all super-tall towers, welcomes its newer, taller ...

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Bill Donohue Claims Victory

You may recall that last year Donohue blew a fuse because the Empire State refused his demand to light the building for Mother Teresa. According to an unnamed source in today’s New York Post, tonight 1WTC will be lit in her colors at a dig at the ESB, which it officially eclipsed in height today.

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1WTC Passes ESB

As of today, the tallest building in New York City is One World Trade Center. The milestone is a preliminary one. Workers are still adding floors to the so-called “Freedom Tower” and it isn’t expected to reach its full height for at least another year, at which point it is likely to be declared the tallest building in the U.S., ...

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Time Lapse: One World Trade Center

Starting with site preparation in 2004.

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