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World Trade Center

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Despite Atheists' Best Efforts, the Ground Zero Cross Can Stay at the 9/11 Museum

    The 17-foot-high, 4,000 pound cross fashioned from a column and a cross-beam recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can stay at its new home at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision brings an end to a lawsuit from the American A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Watch One World Trade Center Go Up In An Incredible Time-Lapse Video

    To commemorate the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, Earth Cam, a Hacksensack, New Jersey-based webcam company, released a time-lapse video of the construction of the new World Trade Center. The nine years it's taken to put up the new building gets collapsed into a video less than two minutes long. Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    9/11 Family Group Wants National Park Service to Take Over WTC Memorial

    A 9/11 family group is calling for the National Parks Service to take over the memorial/museum at the World Trade Center site, claiming that the folks currently running it have turned it into a "memorial-industrial complex characterized by gross mismanagement, bloated salaries and out-of-control spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Freedom Tower Officially New York's Tallest Building. America: F**k Yeah!

    Nearly 11 years after terrorists took down the World Trade Center towers, the structures' replacement is now the tallest building in New York City.As of 2:09 p.m., the Freedom Tower became the tallest building in the Big Apple -- and the third tallest building in the world.Two constructions workers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    'The Sphere' To Leave Battery Park

    "The Sphere" -- a sculpture that survived the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center -- will leave Battery Park at the end of the month, according to the Associated Press. The sculpture sat in the plaza between the two towers and became a memorial after it was recovered from the rubble. Despite an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Port Authority Can't Account for $1.7 Billion in Budget

    As the Port Authority continues to deal with the fallout from the results of an audit that called the organization "dysfunctional" and "bloated," its board members are now trying to figure out why $1.7 billion in costs for the World Trade Center project weren't included in the PA's original budget. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Preliminary Audit Deems the Port Authority a "Dysfunctional Organization"

    A preliminary audit commissioned by the board of the Port Authority has found that the institution is "a challenged and dysfunctional organization suffering from a lack of consistent leadership, a siloed underlying bureaucracy, poorly coordinated capital planning process, insufficient cost controls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    One World Trade and Trump SoHo Recreate Twin Towers View on Sixth Avenue

    Steven Thrasher​Crossing Sixth Avenue at 11th Street this afternoon, it was impossible not to notice. At its current stage of construction, One World Trade appears to be the same height and size as the Trump SoHo Tower. Together, the two create a view that looks eerily like the pre-9/11 World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg Contemplates Motorcycle

    This is something of a still life, but with people! Yesterday, our inscrutable Mayor Bloomberg was down at the World Trade Center, where a really fancy (and big!) motorcycle designed by Paul Teutul Jr. of American Chopper fame was unveiled as a tribute to the reconstruction of the World Trade Center ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 7, 2011

    Ground Zero Tolerance

    With no politician willing to take charge, the 9/11 recovery has dragged on far too long

  • News

    August 31, 2011

    9|11: The Winners

    For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011

    MISSING YOU

    10 ways to remember

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    City May Make Room for More Politicians at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

    ​As we've written twice before, this year's commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero -- which marks the 10th, and will be held for the first time at the new 9/11 Memorial -- has a rather exclusive invitee list. That is to say, it was only to be open to victim's families and certain politicians, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Bob Turner, Congressional Candidate: No Palestinian Chicken Next to Goldblatt's Deli?

    One good nontroversy deserves another. Now that Anthony Weiner has abandoned his post representing New York's 9th Congressional District over rather silly reasons, and will soon be replaced by Democrat David Weprin or Republican Bob Turner, it seems fitting that the special election is being framed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Atheists Don't Want World Trade Center Cross at the 9/11 Memorial

    ​Atheists groups have been particularly vocal about what they do and don't want with regard to 9/11 memorials, whether they be street signs in Red Hook (Seven in Heaven Way) or displaying the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 Memorial. The American Atheists have filed a lawsuit, which names ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    9/11 Anniversary Coming Up: Cue the Tearjerkers, Media Demands

    ​Well, it's that time again. The 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is coming up. And we all know what that means: media outlets around the world are gearing up to roll out the tearjerkers and are inundating families of the dead with interview requests. From the UK Teleg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Crowds Celebrate Osama Bin Laden's Death At Ground Zero And In Times Square

    ​Unless you've been hiding under a rock all night, you'll have heard that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday in Pakistan by American forces. As of the last few hours, huge crowds have gathered at New York City's Ground Zero and in Times Square to celebrate the news. We've been in contact wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Is Dead: Reports From Ground Zero This Morning [UPDATED]

    Photos by Steven Thrasher​It was quiet and foggy at Ground Zero this morning -- the first New York had woken up to knowing Osama Bin Laden was dead -- but not entirely silent. By 5:30 a.m., the impromptu all night party was still going on in pockets, most noticeably in front of the 9/11 Memori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The World Trade Center: 'Ill-Conceived, a Needless Expense, and an Ecological Threat'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 19, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 16 The World Trade Center by Sally Helgesen Governors Rockefeller and Cahill came together to congratulate each other, themselves, "the people," David Rockefeller, the Port Authority, the business commun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    9/11 Video From Police Helicopter Now on YouTube

    The "secret-sharing" website Cryptome has released a never-before-seen video of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, as visible from a police helicopter circling 300 feet above the burning towers. The video was obtained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as part o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Downtown Mosque Poetry: "We Don't Landmark the Sky, But I Wish We Could"

    The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny granting "individual landmark status" to 45-47 Park Place today, removing one of the final roadblocks to the Cordoba Initiative's plan to build a $100 million mosque and community center near Ground Zero. The commissioners' una ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    WTC 18th-Century Ship Discovery: A New York Media Personality Test

    ​New York media outlets are like high-schoolers in a crowded lunchroom -- a circle of nerds, a coterie of posers, cool kids, laid-back social floaters, and, of course, the junkies. Every so often, stories significant enough to report but light enough for playful interpretation truly reveal med ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    9/11 Human Remains Found at Fresh Kills Landfill, City Says

    Several news outlets are reporting that the city has found twenty potentially human remains in the former Fresh Kills landfill, while sifting through debris dumped there from the World Trade Center. The Staten Island Advance notes that the discovery of the remains was made public "in a one-line em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2010

    New York City Re-Opens Search for 9/11 Remains

    WTC debris at the Fresh Kills Landfill​On Friday, New York City is launching a planned three-month sifting operation at the Fresh Kill Landfill on Staten Island to search World Trade Center debris for human remains. In an e-mail to the families of victims, Consumer Affairs Commissioner Nazli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    9/11 Museum, Memorial Plans Unveiled

    Nearly seven years after the attacks, a new design for a 9/11 museum to appear at the World Trade Center site has been unveiled, reports the New York Times. Surviving pieces of the trident-shaped columns of the original buildings, which "familiar silhouettes" the Times says, "came to symbolize endur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Ground Zero Hour: The WTC Mess and New (Nonexistent!) Timeline

    There's a well-known journalistic theory that the press serves as a "watchdog" over the government. After all, what other non-governmental occupation is mentioned in the Bill of Rights? In the case of the development debacle at Ground Zero, both papers have plucked that low-hanging fruit gleefully, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    The Rich Are Not Like You And Me: Foreclosing in the Hamptons and Goldman Sachs' City Windfall

    It's not just through wedding photos that we learn that the rich and powerful are just like us: they get foreclosed on as well! You know the Post had to go with the "LIFE'S A BEACH!" headline for its story on how banks are getting ready to foreclose on 120 borrowers in East Hampton and Southampton. ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2007

    Rudy's Pants On Fire

    Secret testimony shows that Rudy's stump speech is inflated, at best

  • News

    August 28, 2007

    Clearing the Air

    Sorting solid claims about the 9/11 toxic cloud from the obscuring haze of uncertainty

  • News

    August 21, 2007

    This Is Your Brain On 9/11

    Feeling jumpy? Could be that building you watched fall

  • News

    February 27, 2007
  • News

    February 27, 2007

    The Haze Over 43rd Street

    Will the New York Times ever own up to the failures of its early ground zero health coverage?

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    Donate Your Steel!

    Maybe we could use Legos instead?(FCR) Like a juggler who's finally put all his balls in the air, New York City's development rage hit full-speed this week with the approval of the Atlantic Yards project. The massive arena and residential complex joins Yankee Stadium, the new Mets stadium, all the ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2006

    Reprint: Terror Attack

    An eyewitness account of 9-11

  • News

    September 5, 2006

    Reprint: City of Ghosts

    100 minutes of tragedy that will haunt us all

  • News

    March 14, 2006
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2006

    Your Turn: Ground Zero Stories?

    The collapse of the Twin Towers on 9-11 was a once-in-a-lifetime event, but the component parts of that drama are repeated thousands of times every day: airplanes flying overhead, rescuers responding to calls for help, and people depending on the high-rise building they work in to keep them safe. So ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2005
  • News

    December 6, 2005
  • News

    December 6, 2005

    Still Dusted

    Clinton, Nadler call for investigation of EPA response to 9-11

  • News

    November 29, 2005

    Open and Shut

    Four years later, we still have ten big questions

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Film

    October 11, 2005
  • News

    September 6, 2005

    9-11 Conspiracists Invade Ground Zero

    The alt.truth crowd takes its message to the memorial service, ‘The New York Times’, and a great big punk concert

  • News

    September 6, 2005

    Rudy to the Rescue

    Katrina stuns, Bush stumbles—time to call the master of disaster

  • News

    August 30, 2005

    Dusted

    Long after 9-11, some people say the dust is still making them sick. Now they want the EPA to do something about it.

  • NYC Life

    June 28, 2005
  • News

    June 28, 2005

    The Fire Next Time

    Skyscraper safety: the push for NY's high-rises to learn not to burn

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