The World Trade Center Rises: View From the Top and a Trip to the Sandwich Shop

Monday, October 18, 2010

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

By mid-October the beams of One World Trade Center have reached the 42nd floor. The workers are getting as much work done as possible before the winter comes with the biting winds that make progress at that height very difficult. The Port Authority says workers are averaging about a floor a week as the fall turns to winter, when they expect progress to slow down.

One World Trade Center: October 11, 2010

The Empire State and Chrysler Building can be seen from the 40th floor. 


A worker balances on a beam, which will be part of the 42nd floor.



The Subway sandwich shop opened in August and does a brisk lunch business. It will rise as the floors rise. One worker said he often had no other eating options, "I don't like it, but sometimes it's the only thing you got up here."








Progress on the restored No. 1 subway line.


There are 14 new trees at the 9/11 Memorial.


The North Pool is finally complete and will be filled with water in November for a test run.




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Comments [6]

Lily Winters from Battery City Resident

I wish planes would not pass this new building. I went to the Winter gardens and watch the construction workers built the Freedom tower and all of a sudden a plane just went by right next to this building. I thought no planes where allowed in Manhattan at all. Why are there planes flying over this building? The tourists and I could not believe this. Didn't we all ready learn from this mistake? This building is not even fully build and already planes are flying like Sept 11 never happen. Where are our politicians to stop these 767's commercial planes from flying there?

Dec. 16 2010 09:04 PM
KT from LBK TX

I THINK THIS IS GREAT.................

Oct. 26 2010 03:01 PM
Laszlo from pt pleasant NJ


Oct. 23 2010 07:01 AM
Alymembers9/11 from georgia

Im in class and im doing a project on 9/11 because my step aunt was a surviver in 9/11. this summer we went to staten island and it was the firt time i had seen the site. It was a terrible site to see that they were gone and Im glad to see that they are rebuliding it. I hope i get a passing grade on this.

Oct. 21 2010 01:50 PM
Luciano Bravetti from Italy

I am very happy that World Trade Center rises another time. Good lucky this time. Au revoire.

Oct. 20 2010 06:29 PM

can a non construction worker regular new yorker
like my self get to one world trade center subway hero shop....?

or would one need to apply for some sort of permit @ city hall ?

Oct. 20 2010 11:54 AM

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