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June 22, 2015 Bucky Turco

Not guilty! That’s the verdict a jury handed down for the most serious charge a trio of BASE jumpers who dove off 1 World Trade Center in 2013 were facing. Prosecutors attempted to hit Andrew Rossig, 34, James Brady, 33, and Marko Markovich, 28, with felony burglary raps for entering the building with the intention […]

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June 1, 2015 Bucky Turco

The shiny new One World Observatory at the WTC complex opened to the public on Friday. The sun was beaming down on hundreds of tourists anxious to get corralled along the building, and eventually to its top. Although ticket holders had scheduled times, the building was running way behind. It was around 3:30PM, an hour […]

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January 23, 2015 Prachi Gupta

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has published its annual report on skyscrapers, finding that 2014 was a record-building year with 97 new monolithic structures popping up across the world. China led the way with a whopping 58 completions. The United States put up 3 skyscrapers, all in New York City. One WTC […]

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September 3, 2014 Marina Galperina

Justin Casquejo, the 14-year-old aspiring urban explorer who had trespassed his way to the top of the unfinished 1 World Trade Center in March, has been sentenced to 23 days of community service Wednesday, as expected. Earlier this summer, the Weehawken, NJ teen admitted to breaking the city’s misdemeanor law that prohibits scaling tall buildings without permission. Casquejo entered […]

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July 31, 2014 Marina Galperina

The 16-year-old urban explorer who ascended to the top of the unfinished 1 World Trade Center in March, has plead guilty, the AP reports. Justin Casquejo admitted to breaking NY’s misdemeanor law against unauthorized scaling of tall buildings. He is going to be sentenced in September and is expected to get 23 days of community service. The teenager […]

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May 6, 2014 Andy Cush

It’s arraignment day for the three men who BASE jumped off of 1 WTC last fall, and to mark the occasion, they released more footage from their exploits. The helmet-cam video isn’t quite as viscerally thrilling as the last clip we saw; this jumper, Marko Markovich, soars further out from the tower than his companion, and […]

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March 25, 2014 Andy Cush

In September of last year, three men BASE jumped off of 1 World Trade Center, and yesterday, they published GoPro footage of their exploits on YouTube. The stunt looks as insane as it sounds, and seeing the streets of the Financial District rushing towards the camera before the parachuter pulls his chord is exhilarating. All […]

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March 20, 2014 Andy Cush

Justin Casquejo, a 16-year-old  from Weehawken, NJ, made his way to the top of 1 World Trade Center at 4AM Sunday, sneaking past several security guards. To get to the 104th floor, Casquejo simply took the elevator — according to the Post, the operator let him up despite his lack of ID. The young urban explorer got […]

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January 23, 2014 Andy Cush

Photographer Keith Goldstein says his series of photos of people looking up at the construction of 1 World Trade Center are about seeing how people “reacted to what they were seeing –a place where people perished and a new place that was being rebuilt out of the ruins.” Goldstein works in the financial district, and […]

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January 28, 2013 Eugene Reznik

The Daily News published a series of photographs documenting racist, sexist and otherwise hateful scribblings on the temporary bathroom walls of the men’s rooms used by construction workers at One World Trade Center, which recently saw the first piece of its spire set in place. In all caps, with exclamation points and the utmost exasperation, the […]

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