One World Trade Center

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See 11 Years of WTC Construction in 2 Minutes

Time-lapse video shows One World Trade Center being built

(Newser) - New York City's One World Observatory opened Friday, and in honor of the occasion, EarthCam has released a time-lapse video showing the 11 years of construction of One World Trade Center—in two minutes. The 1,298-foot building is the world's fourth-tallest and the Western Hemisphere's tallest,... More »

Dangling Window Washers Rescued From 1 WTC

Rescuers cut through skyscraper window to save both

(Newser) - Phew. Two window washers who were dangling from scaffolding around the 68th floor of One World Trade Center have been rescued, reports CNN . Incredible images showed the scaffolding tilted at a sharp angle with the two men inside. Rescuers got them out by cutting through a skyscraper window and pulling... More »

9/11 Ceremony Endures at Transformed Ground Zero

Families remember loved ones in 'revitalized' Lower Manhattan

(Newser) - Bagpipes opened the ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, today in Manhattan, USA Today reports, but in a place transformed by the years. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum sits at the spot where thousands gather to honor the fallen, as the nearly finished One World... More »

Teen Slips By Sleeping Guard, Climbs WTC Spire

Justin Casquejo says trip to top was 'inspired'

(Newser) - It's the kind of luck people only have in the movies. Just how did 16-year-old Justin Casquejo get past the NYPD, the Port Authority Police Department, and two private security companies to reach the top of 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in the US , on Sunday? It... More »

America's Tallest Building Is ... in NYC

1 World Trade Center now officially the US' tallest building

(Newser) - Breathe easy, New Yorkers: Your new World Trade Center was officially declared the tallest building in the US today, when the Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat concluded that the 408-foot needle atop it counted as a spire rather than an antenna , and hence could... More »

New World Trade Center's Tallest Title on the Line

Decision should come next week

(Newser) - Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it? A committee of architects recognized as the arbiters on world... More »

NYT Rejects Banksy Rant on World Trade Center

Graffiti artist rails against 'vanilla' structure

(Newser) - Banksy's not a fan of One World Trade Center, which he calls "vanilla" and a "non-event" in a piece submitted to—and rejected by—the New York Times. "Remarkably for such a tall structure, One World Trade Center lacks any self-confidence," he notes. "It... More »

This Is Now the Tallest US Building

Spire installed today brings One World Trade Center to 1,776 feet

(Newser) - The silver spire topping New York City's One World Trade Center has been fully installed on the building's roof. That brings the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet. (The US, of course, declared independence on July 4, 1776.) The Port Authority of... More »

World Trade Center Spire Hoisted to Roof

It won't be attached for a few weeks

(Newser) - The spire that will adorn One World Trade Center got hoisted to the building's roof today, though it will be weeks before it's actually installed. Still, today's milestone was treated with the appropriate pomp and circumstance in Manhattan. The 408-foot spire will bring the height of the... 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 »

Beam Signed by Obama Raised at World Trade Center

President's signature among those of workers

(Newser) - A steel beam signed by President Obama was lifted into place today on the 104th floor at One World Trade Center. A crane on top of the building raised the beam from the ground after dozens of people, including construction workers and police officers, added their own signatures near those... More »

No One Wants In on New WTC

Third tower has to halt construction

(Newser) - Construction is finally under way on the new World Trade Center site in New York, but there's one little problem: No one actually wants space in any of the buildings. The third tower, 3 World Trade Center, has had to halt construction at the eighth floor—it's supposed... 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 »

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