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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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After 11 years of construction, the new World Trade Center is open to the public. Now that it’s completed, EarthCam has released a video chronicling the massive construction project. There’s something anti-climatic (and sad) about seeing more than a decade’s worth of time condensed into a two-minute video, but if this clip doesn’t do it […]

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More complaints have emerged about the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero reports the Daily News. First responders and their families were outraged to discover several explanatory panels in the museum that cast doubt on the connection between air quality at Ground Zero following the attacks and the first responders’ subsequent health issues. Kimberly Flynn and […]

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Port Authority recently sent a cease and desist letter to Manhattan retail store Fishs Eddy over their use of the New York City skyline and tunnels on dishware. The store has been selling these dishes for 13 years, but Port Authority is very concerned about them co-opting what they consider their property. The Wire quoted the cease and […]

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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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New Yorkers everywhere are breathing a collective sigh of relief: One World Trade Center, after the threat of having its intended height of 1,776 feet stripped from it earlier this year, will rise to that patriotic, freedom-lovin’ number after all. The deeply silly symbolic height was called into question in September, when the Council on Tall […]

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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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It’s been a long, strange journey for the spire at 1WTC, but the first of 18 pieces has finally been installed on the top of the mammoth building. The AP produced the above video of a crew installing the 70-ton anchor, and director Steven Plate explaining the process. “It’s a major accomplishment,” he says. “It’s the next […]

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Have you been following the saga of One World Trade Center’s spire as it makes its way from a factory in Quebec down into New York? It’s been sort of dramatic! First, ADF, the steel company that constructed the antenna, held it for ransom, saying it was missing $8.2 million in invoices from the tower’s […]

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