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WNYC News

Window Washers Rescued from Dangling Scaffold at WTC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The fire department said the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.

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WNYC News

Move In Day for First Employees at One WTC

Monday, November 03, 2014

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About 200 employees of mega publisher Conde Nast moved into their new office space at One World Trade Center, the tallest tower in the western hemisphere.

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WNYC News

One World Trade Center Opens

Monday, November 03, 2014

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Thirteen years after the September 11th attacks, the tallest building in the America opens for business with only the principle tenant moving in. 

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WNYC News

World Trade Center Reopens for Business

Monday, November 03, 2014

Publisher Conde Nast moves into One World Trade Center 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.

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Transportation Nation

As PATH Stations Close for Weekend Work, Ferry Service Opens...For Now

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Journal Square and World Trade Center PATH stations will be closed for most weekends in 2014 so the Port Authority can conduct Sandy work and upgrades to the rail line. But starting this weekend, there will be another option across the Hudson...at least for the next six weeks.

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Transportation Nation

Photos That Will Make You Want To Ride The PATH Train

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Port Authority has opened a new platform at its World Trade Center station, giving commuters a glimpse of a transportation hub that's been in the works for years.

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WNYC News

9/11 Museum Delays Will End with Spring Opening

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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As another new office tower opens at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan, its would-be neighbor, the National September 11th Museum, is still facing delays.

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WNYC News

First Tower at Ground Zero Site to Open

Monday, November 11, 2013

Four World Trade Center won't be the tallest building at Ground Zero, at 977 feet and 72 floors, but it will be the first to open since September 11th within the Ground Zero construction site. 

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Transportation Nation

New World Trade Center PATH Pedestrian Tunnel Opens This Week

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Port Authority will open a new pedestrian pathway linking Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, and the World Trade Center Path on Thursday.

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WNYC News

9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Flooded with New Applicants

Friday, October 04, 2013

Over 16,000 people have registered in the last week for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. They're applying for a piece of the $2.8 billion in federal funds, designated to help anyone whose fallen ill from exposure at Ground Zero.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Brandishes Success of Post-9/11 Lower Manhattan

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office months after 9/11, a time he said when many wondered whether New York would remain a financial and economic powerhouse. Staring out at the vast construction site at the World Trade Center from the 10th floor of 7 World Trade Center on Thursday morning, he answered his own question during a speech before the Downtown Alliance.

“Today, I think it’s safe to say, together we succeeded beyond what anyone thought was possible."

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New Jersey News

10 Bucks for a Multi-Million Dollar Name

Monday, September 09, 2013

What's in a name?  Well, if the name is as iconic as World Trade Center there's quite a lot to it.

In 1986, the Port Authority quietly sold off the rights to the name "World Trade Center" for 10 dollars. That's according to an investigation by the Record of Bergen County.

The name was sold to a non-profit organization which the Port Authority now pays thousands of dollars every year to use.

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WNYC News

"World Trade Center" Naming Rights Sold For $10 in 1986

Sunday, September 08, 2013

What's in a name?  Well, if the name is as iconic as "World Trade Center," there's quite a lot to it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Security at the New World Trade Center; Banjo Master Béla Fleck; Marisha Pessl's Night Film; Famous Figures in Physics

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On today’s show, Scott Raab talks about the challenges of dealing with security at the new World Trade Center. Grammy Award-winning banjo player Béla Fleck plays music from his new album, “The Impostor,” live in our studio. Marisha Pessl talks about Night Film. And we’ll find out about symmetry and the physicist Emmy Noether, whose work in symmetries has been called as important as Einstein’s theory on the speed of light.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Security at the New World Trade Center

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Scott Raab, Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, talks about the challenge of security at the new World Trade Center and the long process of rebuilding at ground zero. His article “A Target in Perpetuity,”  is in the Sept 2013 issue of Esquire.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rebuilding at Ground Zero; Peter von Ziegasar's Memoir; "Short Term 12"; "The Butler"

Monday, August 19, 2013

Urban anthropologist Elizabeth Greenspan talks about the tension between commerce and commemoration at Ground Zero. Peter von Ziegesar talks about growing up among Long Island’s Gilded Age families and becoming the keeper of his homeless, schizophrenic step-brother. Then, the director and the star of the film “Short Term 12,” about the employees of a facility for at-risk teens. And director Lee Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong discuss their new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” about a black man who worked at the White House over the course of eight administrations, covering much of the civil rights era.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center

Monday, August 19, 2013

Elizabeth Greenspan talks about the tension between commerce and commemoration at the World Trade Center site. Plans to rebuild at the site often have been conflicting, and there have been disagreements over what the site should represent and what it should become. In Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center, based on years of Greenspan’s reporting on Ground Zero for the Atlantic Monthly and other publications, she details the building of One World Trade Center.

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WNYC News

Latest Security Plan for WTC Site Reduces Traffic and Parking

Friday, May 17, 2013

The NYPD's latest plan for security measures at the World Trade Center site are out and open for public comment. The proposal would ring the 16-acre World Trade Center site with various security measures.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Master Planner Daniel Libeskind

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Architect Daniel Libeskind, talks about the spire of One World Trade Center reaching the symbolic height of 1776 feet, one part of his Master Plan for the site.

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WNYC News

With Spire Installed, WTC Tower Becomes World's 3rd Largest

Friday, May 10, 2013

The silver steel spire was installed atop One World Trade Center on Friday – making the 1776-foot structure the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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