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Twelve years in the making, 4 World Trade Center opens

Officials gathered on Nov. 13 to celebrate the opening of 4 World Trade Center, the first office tower to be completed on the original W.TC. site. The 977-foot, 72-story building at 150 Greenwich St. contains about 2.3 million square feet of office space, about a quarter of which will become the new headquarters of the […]

BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The last pieces of the spire were installed at the top of 1 World Trade Center on Friday, May 10, bringing the Freedom Tower to its final height of 1,776 feet, said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Pieces 17 and 18 were installed by construction crews using […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE   |  The water was loud and the wind sent fine spray from the North Memorial pool over the assembled crowd, with no trace of the memorial fountain that originally marked the spot of the World Trade Center terrorist attack — not on Sept. 11th, but 20 years ago. The crowd on Feb. […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE   |  The agency coordinating construction at the World Trade Center and nearby sites is in its last year of operation as the work winds down — but predicts mid to high levels of Downtown construction through 2016. Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (L.M.C.C.C.) officials are forecasting widespread public works and private […]

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Signs of progress at the World Trade Center site have been visibly mounting over the past year. As of Feb. 1, the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center reported that 1 W.T.C., expected to open late 2013, will have the glass facade installed in floors 90-100. The first piece 408-foot-tall spire (which will bring total height […]

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BY JOE DANIELS  |  On Feb. 26, the 9/11 Memorial will have a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in which six people were killed. The names of those victims are inscribed on the memorial among the names of 9/11 victims. As we look ahead into the new year, […]

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W.T.C. Detente For the last 11 years, it’s been mostly fighting between World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority, but one of “the great periods of détente” between the two — as one side described it — is clearly continuing. “Every couple of years it’s like ‘The Godfather,’” the source added. “This […]

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Lawsuit over 1 W.T.C. antennae settled One World Trade Center is back on track to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has settled its feud with A.D.F. Steel Corporation to get the steel needed to complete the 400-foot antenna. In recently issued statements, […]

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Hurricane Sandy leaves W.T.C. largely unscathed

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  Though the World Trade Center didn’t incur significant damage, the complex had sizeable water accumulation in its basements that workers were still pumping out at press time on Friday. Some 200 million gallons of water from New York Harbor poured into the 16-acre site during the storm, according to the Port Authority […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE |  Despite widespread alarm when the Consolidated Edison Company of New York shut off power to protect Lower Manhattan from Hurricane Sandy, the Hudson River Park Trust could only breathe a sigh of relief. Pier 40, the deteriorating pier near Houston St., narrowly avoided catastrophe during the storm. Madelyn Wils, president of the […]

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