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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Tribeca Citizen reader submitted this video (via Curbed) of One World Trade Center on a windy day last week. As you can hear, when the wind blows, the tower emits a spooky, high-pitched wailing sound. This isn’t the first time such a sound has been reported. “I live a couple of blocks from the tower, […]

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