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Men Who Jumped From WTC Turn Themselves In

'Exhilarating' stunt exposed security flaw, they say

(Newser) - A group of daredevils suspected of parachuting from 1 World Trade Center into Manhattan last year have admitted that they did it—and it was great. The group turned themselves into police yesterday after investigators tracked them down, reports the New York Times . One of the men says the stunt... More »

Fire Sweeps 1 WTC's 88th Floor

84 firefighters responded, put out the flames

(Newser) - A fire broke out this morning on the 88th floor of 1 World Trade Center, the centerpiece of the new WTC complex. The blaze was called in around 7:45am, and 84 firefighters responded. CBS New York reports it was extinguished by 8:30am. The cause and scope of the... More »

Antenna Spat May Cost WTC Site 'Highest Tower' Title

Ornamental casing might be scrapped

(Newser) - The owners of the One World Trade Center tower are feuding with the tower's architects over the 408-foot antenna that will protrude from its roof, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Port Authority and developer Douglas Durst want to dispense with an ornamental white shell that was originally supposed... More »

Noose Discovered at 1 World Trade Center

Police launch hate crime investigation

(Newser) - Port Authority police launched a hate crime investigation after construction workers returning from their Christmas break found a noose hanging from the 64th floor of 1 World Trade Center. It's not clear whether there had been any tension among workers at the skyscraper formerly known as Freedom Tower, the... More »

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