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The latest plan for the seriously delayed and shrinking World Trade Center calls for dumping several skyscrapers. The Port Authority is proposing replacing Tower 2 and 3, at 200 and 175 Greenwich Street respectively, with a pair of “stumps,” four or five story buildings for retail use. They also hope to abandon all plans for […]

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What’s up with Federal government and 9/11 lately? First there was Monday’s FAA sanctioned flyover near Ground Zero by an Air Force One lookalike that had people running for cover and now there’s word that FEMA put out a coloring book for kids depicting the September 11th attacks and other ready to be colored cataclysms […]

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Although it took terrorists (and probably the CIA) only a few hours to bring down all the World Trade Center buildings, after eight years, only the “upper third” of the highly toxic Deutsche Bank building has been dismantled so far according to this color chart released by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. |Curbed| […]

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Here’s a clip of KRS-One at SMT Studios’ Now or Never 2008 benefit discussing how reprehensible it is for the city not to take care of first responders and rescue workers who risked their health—many their lives—during the clean-up of the 9/11 attack. He also talks about how proud he was to be in Loose […]

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If you just can’t bring yourself to believe that President George Bush and his blood thirsty war cronies could be involved in letting the events of 9/11 unfold to rally the citizens under a common cause and set the military industrial complex into overdrive, you might want to read up on “ Operation Northwoods” as […]

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With the 7th anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks approaching, architects kicked things into high gear and released some renderings of the proposed 9/11 Museum and memorial site today. Like all things being built at the hole, it won’t be completed till 2012—a full 11 years after the tragedy. Although the building that houses […]

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Talk about oddball news, meet Trakr, the heroic, “cloneworthy” canine: “A German shepherd named Trakr, a hero of Ground Zero, will be replicated as a detection dog in a bizarre cloning experiment announced Monday. Trakr and his master, a retired Canadian police officer named James Symington, were among the first search-and-rescue teams to arrive at […]

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost seven years since the 9/11 attacks and there’s still nothing really built. Some blame the delays on politically expedient timetables: “At the heart of the problem, the report said, were overly ambitious completion dates that were probably inaccurate from the day they were announced. Those dates were […]

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At 9:30 on Sunday morning, Pope Benedict XVI will visit the World Trade Center site before darting up to Yankee Stadium — on the 4 train, no doubt. After being welcomed by Cardinal Egan, His Holiness will kneel silently for a few moments, then lead the crowd in a pre-scripted prayer. According to the Vatican, […]

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