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House Rejects 9/11 Bill

Friday, July 30, 2010

A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday.

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WQXR News

200-Year-Old Ship Found at World Trade Site

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Excavation at the World Trade Center site has unearthed a massive relic from New York's past -- a 32-foot hull of a 200-year-old ship.

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WQXR News

Rowdy Hearing on Mosque Proposed for World Trade Center Neighborhood

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The heated battle over a planned mosque and community center blocks from ground zero was carried over to a city Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday.

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WNYC News

Today in History: First World Trade Center Bombing

Friday, February 26, 2010

The February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing claimed the lives of six people and injured more than 1,000. The blast ripped a nearly 100-foot crater through several stories, burying many individuals in debris. Manhattan life came to a halt as hundreds of fire fighters and emergency vehicles rushed to the chaotic scene.

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WNYC News

Newly Released Aerial Photos Show 9/11 WTC Collapse

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Newly released aerial photos show the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 from an angle never seen before. You can see a slideshow of the images here.

The photos were taken from a New York Police Department helicopter by Detective Greg Semendinger. He and his pilot were ...

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WNYC News

Bring Back the Czar!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

For an event about people made ill by exposure to the World Trade Center, you had to wonder if exposure to the blistering cold today, outside the World Trade Center might not be the healthiest undertaking, either.

New York Representatives Carol Maloney and Jerrold Nadler held a news conference in front of WTC-7, calling on the Obama administration to re-appoint Dr. John Howard as “9/11 Health Czar.” Howard was head of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, when President Bush in 2006 asked him to coordinate 9/11 the disparate screening and treatment programs. Howard was much respected by the advocacy community for pushing to expand funding and programming, even as the Bush administration largely opposed those efforts. Last summer, when Howard’s term as NIOSH head expired, he was not reappointed. He is currently working in a different division of NIOSH’s parent agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – and not taking media requests for interviews.

Paramedic Marvin Bethea, who was a first responder at Ground Zero, displays the medications he has to take following 9/11, on January 31, 2007. (Getty)

Paramedic Marvin Bethea, who was a first responder at Ground Zero, displays the medications he has to take following 9/11, on January 31, 2007. (Getty)

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Studio 360

Man on Wire

Friday, February 20, 2009

Philippe Petit's unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974. The Oscar-nominated documentary "Man on Wire" depicts how an acrobat and a rag-tag team of friends pulled off this extraordinary feat. Kurt visits the site of the ...

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Studio 360

Man On Wire

Friday, July 25, 2008

It had all the glamor, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real –- and the hero was wearing slippers. Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974, and it’s now the ...

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Studio 360

The Urban Grid

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Kurt Andersen walks the streets of Lower Manhattan with Marilyn Taylor. She is the chairman of the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill — and heads its urban design and planning practice. Her firm is rebuilding 7 World Trade Center, one of the buildings destroyed alongside the towers. On ...

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Studio 360

Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, March 08, 2003

Kurt Andersen talks to architect Daniel Libeskind about urban planning, music, and his vision for the World Trade Center site. Produced by Michele Siegel.

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Commentary: Re-inventing the Skyscraper

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Architecture was rarely part of public conversation, until September 11th. Studio 360’s Kurt Andersen questions just how much we can plan for the future of the World Trade Center site. 

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Studio 360

Joel Meyerowitz

Saturday, January 11, 2003

For more than a decade, Joel Meyerowitz photographed the World Trade Center at dawn, at night, in every kind of weather and light. After the towers were gone, he started taking pictures right down in the World Trade Center site. Kurt talks with Meyerowitz about working among the ...

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Studio 360

Stephen Vitiello

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Sound artist Stephen Vitiello had a studio on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center for six months in 1999. He remembers recording and creating in the space.

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Studio 360

Ginger Miles's Diary

Saturday, August 03, 2002

The Santa Fe Arts Institute recently gave residencies to New York artists directly affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center. Writer and producer Ginger Miles shares her audio diary with us.

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Studio 360

The Missing Memorial

Saturday, July 20, 2002

At the World Trade Center site, artist Elyn Zimmerman hunts for the remains of her three-ton sculpture, a memorial to the 1993 bombing victims. 

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Studio 360

Joel Meyerowitz and the World Trade Center

Saturday, March 09, 2002

For more than a decade, the photographer Joel Meyerowitz took pictures of the World Trade Center at dawn, at night, in every kind of weather and light. Then after the attack last September, after the towers were gone, he started taking pictures, not from his studio, but right down in ...

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Studio 360

Poet Bob Holman Remembers the Attack

Saturday, November 17, 2001

Poet Bob Holman lives just a few blocks away from where the World Trade Center used to stand. He reads a piece he wrote about those first few weeks after the terrorist attack when, like most of America, he felt terribly afraid.  

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Commentary: What to Rebuild?

Saturday, October 06, 2001

Kurt Andersen considers the cultural and architectural questions of what to rebuild on the World Trade Center site.

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