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Articles about "9/11 Memorial"

  • Marking the 12th Anniversary of 9/11: Memories, Memorials, the Museum and more By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 11, 2013

    We mark the 12th Anniversary of 9/11 today - a tragic day that claimed the lives of 3,000 people, and has continued to affect friends, family, and every single visitor that has set foot on the grounds of the memorial ever since.

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  • Opening in Spring 2014: A Museum to Remember New York’s Trauma By Clemence Fontaine | August 22, 2013

    Dedicated to the thousands of lives that have perished in the terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Museum is nearing completion and is to open by Spring 2014. The President of the Memorial, Alice M. Greenwald has the will to make the September 11 Museum both distressing and inspiring. The hope is for visitors to be filled with emotions and humbled when wandering around the underground alleys. 

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  • 1 WTC Becomes Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere By Aby Thomas | May 10, 2013

    After getting its silver spire installed earlier today, One World Trade Center has now become the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. The addition of the spire, which will function as a broadcast antenna for the building, has brought the 104-story 1 WTC’s height to a total of 1,776 feet. 1 WTC has also now become the third tallest building in the world, trailing behind the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates and the 1,971-foot Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Retrospection and Reflection at 9/11 Anniversary in Lower Manhattan By Aby Thomas | September 12, 2012

    Despite the sudden chill heralding the arrival of autumn, Tuesday morning saw thousands of people make their way downtown to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. With tight security measures in place, the mood was quiet and somber, with relatives of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks converging at the 9/11 Memorial to remember and reflect on the lives that were lost on that fateful day.

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  • Wanted: A Home For The “Sphere” By Aby Thomas | August 17, 2012

    When it comes to New York City parks, Battery Park in the Downtown Manhattan neighborhood doesn’t seem to have the same high profile status enjoyed by other Manhattan parks like Central Park and Bryant Park. However, it is this 25-acre park that has been the home for “The Sphere for Plaza Fountain” for the past ten years, a vestige of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center, the Sphere’s former home. But although Battery Park was never intended to be the final resting place of the “Sphere,” it seems the city and its administration have still not decided where this awesome, albeit disfigured, creation of German sculptor Fritz Koenig must be placed.

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  • Tourists Are Flocking to Lower Manhattan By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 05, 2012

    If you're one of those New Yorkers who doesn't like tourists, you may want make note of the fact that Lower Manhattan is starting to resemble Times Square. According to the Downtown Alliance, a record 9.8 million tourists visited this Manhattan neighborhood in 2011, exceeding 2010’s total by 800,000 people. What’s more, the area’s popularity has increased 40% since 2008. This definitely has a lot to do with the completion of the 9/11 Memorial - 1 million visitors between it’s opening on September 11th 2011 and the end of the year - and as the WTC site reaches completion in 2013, the number of tourists will likely continue to increase.

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  • Bad News for the World Trade Center 9/11 Museum By Justin Spees | November 21, 2011

    When the World Trade Center Memorial opened to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11th, it seemed to a lot of people like the first sign of progress on a rebuilding effort that had stalled in bureaucratic purgatory since it began. Not the case. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the bureaucratic agencies tasked with putting the memorial together agreed to set aside a disagreement they were having over money in order to get the memorial done in time for the 10-year anniversary. Now that they’re finished, it’s back to squabbling.

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  • FiDi: Real Estate Development Continues to Rise By Kimberly Milner | September 15, 2011

    Crossing the milestone of the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the city collectively seemed to release breath. After ten years a lot has happened; murkiness has settled in the national political and economic stage. But New York City has always been a stage of its own. With the unveiled memorial drawing eyes back to downtown Manhattan, resilience was the word in the air. According to the Alliance of Downtown New York, a site devoted to reporting the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, thirteen million square feet of office space was destroyed in the WTC attacks, and 16,000 jobs lost south of Chambers. But Lower Manhattan is striding ahead with developments, and is reinvigorated with a new sense of community. Lower Manhattan’s more competitive luxury real estate market has seen spikes, and a particularly educated, family-oriented new community is becoming as prominent as downtown’s studded beasts of finance.

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  • 9-11 Tribute In Lights Needs Support To Shine Into The Future By Christine Mulé | August 22, 2011

    September 11th is always clear in the mind of any New Yorker. Whether directly affected by the terror attacks or not, that day hit close to home for each of us. The Municipal Arts Society stepped up on the six-month anniversary of the attacks with a Tribute in Light to the Twin Towers in memory of all of those we lost on that horrific day. The Tribute in Light brings two beams of light into the Manhattan skyline, taking the shape of the buildings that used to stand high into Downtown New York City.

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