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Articles about "One World Trade Center"

  • $50 Million Church by World Trade Center Nears Completion By Kristina Kennedy-Aguero | September 14, 2017

    On September 11th, 2001 the tiny Greek Orthodox church of Saint Nicholas was destroyed. Now, a stunning new church is being planned to replace it.

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  • The Upcoming World Trade Center Transportation Hub is Already Iconic By Nikko Espina | January 27, 2016

    As the WTC Hub nears its opening, the spotlight beams on Santiago Calatrava, its star creator. But will his most ambitious project dim his legacy?

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  • Bjarke Ingels Takes on Social Infrastructure at Cities for Tomorrow Conference By Serena Horrigan | July 21, 2015

    The NYT Cities for Tomorrow Conference kicked off yesterday, and starchitect Bjarke Ingels was there to provide his unique insight on social infrastructure.

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  • Growing Trees Out of Concrete In NYC By Stephanie Fujihashi | March 04, 2014

    The proposed Lowline Project, a Lower East Side underground park

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  • Looking Back On Banksy's One World Trade Center Tirade By Peter Black | November 25, 2013

    Banksy—the elusive British artist who varnished the streets of New York with ironic graffiti in October—defaced the city’s tallest skyscraper (this time with words, not paint) a month ago before disappearing into oblivion.

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  • New Liberty Park Will Give You Panoramic Views of the 9/11 Memorial By Olivia Smedley | November 22, 2013

    After learning earlier this month that 1 World Trade Center is the tallest building in the western hemisphere in addition to being the third tallest on earth, more good news has come out for the area where tragedy struck 12 years ago.

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  • 4 World Trade Center Will Open in November By Peter Black | October 23, 2013

    4 World Trade Center—which is currently the second largest building in the eventual 7 building World Trade Center complex—will open in November. It will be the second addition to the ongoing WTC mega-project. The site's first completed building, 7 World Trade, opened in 2006.

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  • The Vitality of Lower Manhattan By Peter Black | September 12, 2013

    Twelve years ago terrorists flew commercial jets into the Twin Towers. They collapsed, and the entire country grieved. The damage to Lower Manhattan was catastrophic. Although the enormous loss of life was obviously 9/11’s most horrific consequence, Lower Manhattan’s commercial, retail, and residential sphere was also devastated. The Twin Towers were one of the largest commercial real estate centers in the world; their collapse left hundreds of businesses homeless.

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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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  • Views from the Top: Awe-Inspiring Snapshots of New York City By Aby Thomas | April 19, 2013

    Image via Twitter: @WTCProgress There may be several practical reasons for New York City buildings to be as tall as they are, but let’s admit it—we New Yorkers do love the thrill of being able to see this magnificent city from a spot in the sky. For instance, take a look at the above image, tweeted by WTCProgress on Wednesday: this is the breathtaking view of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens one gets from the top of One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper being built in Lower Manhattan, which will soon become the tallest building in New York City.

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