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Late, Overbudget and Awe-Inspiring: Downtown Transit Hub Takes Shape

Monday, November 24, 2014

The final steel element is added to the downtown PATH hub, now under construction.

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WNYC News

WTC Workers Are Muses to This Artist

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Irish artist Marcus Robinson has been making paintings, drawings and a film about the construction workers from inside the buildings in construction.

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WNYC News

New York's One World Trade Beats Chicago's Willis Tower

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New York City regained the mantle of having the tallest building in the country Tuesday when an obscure committee ruled that the spire atop 1 World Trade Center should be counted as part of its height.

 

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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

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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Transportation Nation

PATH Service Restored Between Hoboken-World Trade Center

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hoboken's PATH station (photo by Sean Marshall via flickr)

For the first time since Sandy struck the Northeast 13 weeks ago, PATH trains will roll once again between Hoboken and the World Trade Center.

Governors Christie and Cuomo announced service between the two hubs will be restored in time for the Wednesday morning commute.

This marks the first time PATH service will return to its normal weekday schedule since Sandy. The PATH system suffered $700 million worth of damage during the storm (PDF), and the Hoboken station was particularly hard hit. It took seven weeks just to open the station, and partial overnight service was restored on January 9th. Meanwhile, NJ Transit just reopened the Hoboken Terminal waiting room Monday.

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WNYC News

Look | One World Trade Center Gets City’s 'Tallest' Honor

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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

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WNYC News

1 WTC Is the City's Tallest Skyscraper

Monday, April 30, 2012

Move over Empire State Building, there's a new "tallest building" in the city. On Monday afternoon, 1 World Trade Center took the title when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building.

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WNYC News

1 WTC Could Be Tallest Building in Manhattan by Monday: PA Chief

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One World Trade Center could be the tallest building in Manhattan as early as Monday, according to a Port Authority executive.

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WNYC News

Power Turned On at World Trade Center Site

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The slow but steady march to rebuild the World Trade Center is reaching another milestone.

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WNYC News

Construction Accident at World Trade Center Site

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A crane dropped a load of metal beams at the World Trade Center site, damaging a construction vehicle, the fire department said.

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WNYC News

WNYC: September 11, 2001

Friday, September 09, 2011

On the morning of September 11, 2001, WNYC was broadcasting from studios then located in the Municipal Building in lower Manhattan.

Shortly after the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center that morning, WNYC’s FM transmitter, which was located atop the World Trade Center, was destroyed and WNYC FM went off the air. But WNYC continued to broadcast on its AM signal throughout the day.  

The audio above is a recording of what WNYC broadcast throughout the day on September 11, 2001, beginning shortly after the first plane struck the World Trade Center. It includes the first eyewitness account of the attacks recorded and broadcast that day.

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WNYC News

Report Examines How 9/11 Money Was Spent

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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A new report out Wednesday examined how the more than $20 billion of federal money intended to help lower Manhattan after the September 11 attacks was actually spent.

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WNYC News

World Trade Center Cement Workers Reluctantly Return to Work

Thursday, August 04, 2011

After walking off the job for 3 days in a row, most workers at the World Trade Center returned Thursday morning after their contracts were extended for another 2 weeks. A contingent of over 50 concrete and cement workers, whose contracts do not restrict them from striking, held out for about an hour.

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Features

Visitors to Make Online Reservations to See 9/11 Memorial

Monday, June 13, 2011

In July, members of the public will be able to reserve spots online to see the memorial honoring victims of the 9/11 and the 1993 trade center attacks.

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Transportation Nation

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Infrastructure geeks, don't miss these gorgeous and moving photos by our colleague, Stephen Nessen.

Stephen's been up in the Freedom Tower as recently as last week.

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.

Check here to see the latest photos from the work site.

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WQXR News

Imam Behind Islamic Cultural Center Speaks Out, but Offers Few Answers

Monday, September 13, 2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did admit that if he had known the planned development would result in such a furor, he wouldn't have chosen to build at that site and might have had different stakeholders in this project.

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WNYC News

Ground Zero, Eight Years Later

Friday, September 11, 2009

Last year, family members of the victims of the September 11th attacks walked down a long ramp into the bottom of the pit at Ground Zero. This year they can't do that for the simple reason the pit no longer exists. That's good news for those impatient with slow progress ...

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