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01.11.10 Bucky Turco

Despite holding a competition and selecting a winner to create a mural that would cover part of a perimeter fence at Ground Zero, the DOT announced that it won’t be installed at the World Trade Center site, but some park instead. This can’t be good for architecture firm Sage and Coombe, who won the contest, […]

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12.23.09 Bucky Turco

Sure, there’s been a massive crater in downtown Manhattan for over eight years now and it will probably take till forever to build the so called Freedom Tower, but at least one company is taking advantage of the gross ineptitude at Ground Zero. […]

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09.11.09 Bucky Turco

So it’s 8:45 p.m. or so, the night of 9/11, and Diane Sawyer taps me on the shoulder. I’m standing in front of Pace University, and I guess she saw the shitty camcorder I’m holding. Diane asks me to join her film crew; there’s evidently a “media blackout” around Ground Zero, and they need some […]

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08.18.09 Bucky Turco

(AP Photo/ National September 11 Memorial and Museum) […]

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08.12.09 Bucky Turco

Although the Freedom Tower won’t be finished till around 2018, at least the perimeter fence will be colorful. The Port Authority and Department of Transportation are looking for artists: “The winning design will be printed on vinyl mesh banners and cover a portion of the construction fence on Church Street between Liberty and Vesey street.” […]

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07.31.09 Will Sherman

Months after Air Force One’s low-flying photoshoot struck fear in the hearts of New Yorkers, forced White House Military Office director Louis Caldera to resign, and inspired a bunch of Photoshopped fakes, new photos of the flight were released, forcibly. The Pentagon, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, made 146 shots from […]

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05.29.09 Bucky Turco

Symbolic Freemason and British royal trophy, Prince Harry, has officially arrived in New York City. And judging from his itinerary, he’s doing more charity events than a Red Cross worker. As part of the prince’s two-day public relations blitz, he stopped to solemnly pay his respects at the World Trade Center site. |Gothamist| […]

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04.28.09 Bucky Turco

Although Monday’s photos of a massive jumbo jet buzzing the skyline near lower Manhattan were chilling, and the WSJ video show an interesting angle on the low-flying Air Force One PR stunt, this reaction shot of people on the ground straight scrambling offers a terrifying perspective. Even scarier: the Feds predicted this would happen and […]

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