World Trade Center

De Blasio agrees to unlimited sick leave for civilians involved with 9/11 response efforts

Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to grant unlimited sick leave to New York City civilian workers who were exposed to 9/11 dust at Ground Zero when became ill after participating in rescue, recovery and cleanup operations after the terror attack. This unlimited 9/11 sick leave will be provided to...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:05pm

3 World Trade Center officially opens

Lower Manhattan on Monday reached another milestone in its post-9/11 rebuild with the official opening of 3 World Trade Center. “This is a moment of enormous pride for me and for everyone in the Silverstein organization and for the thousands of women and men who had a hand in creating this...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 2:52pm

Larry Silverstein on 3 World Trade Center opening, his legacy and WTC site’s future

The first buildings that really wowed Larry Silverstein as a kid were the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, which was then known as the RCA Building, and the Chrysler Building — all which remain iconic parts of the New York City skyline. “They were visible, they were big...

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 5:30am

New images of 3 World Trade Center released

As the June opening of 3 World Trade Center draws closer, new renderings of the gleaming blue building have been released. The new photos show what the interior and exterior of the 80-story skyscraper will look like. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 3WTC is slated to open June 6. Upon...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:11pm

Go inside 3 World Trade Center months before it opens

When Michael Young was a child, his father would take him and his older brother to his office in the North Tower of the original World Trade Center. “That’s where some of my earliest memories of New York City were, and that’s what inspired me to go into architecture,” the...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 5:01am

Emergency drill at World Trade Center changes commutes for PATH and subway service

If you notice some extra emergency vehicles outside the World Trade Center this week, don't worry.The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is conducting emergency response exercises, according to officials.The first drill, the smaller of the two, will take place on Wednesday, between 8 a.m....

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:59am

Above the Clouds to unite people in meditation high above New York City

In this postelection world that continues to divide the nation, draw protests and strike fear into many people, taking a step back — and a deep breath — can be an extremely lofty goal.New Yorkers can attempt to turn that towering aspiration into a reality on March 19, when Above the Clouds mass...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:14am

Oculus security guard reportedly refused to help women moments before fatal fall

A security guard at the World Trade Center Oculus in Lower Manhattan didn’t assist a woman who fell to her death moments later while trying to retrieve her twin sister’s hat, the New York Daily News reported.Jenny Santos, 29, who was on her way to catch a train back to Kearny, New Jersey, with her...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:06pm

Transit police deliver first baby at new WTC Oculus hub

Delivering a baby while on duty is something a police officer might have to do once in their professional career.Port Authority Officer Brian McGraw, however, delivered his second on-duty baby Wednesday night in the new Oculus transit hub in the World Trade Center.McGraw, who is a trained emergency...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:07am

‘Heavenly’ figure captured in photo of 9/11 tribute at WTC memorial

An image taken during at the World Trade Center site just before the 15th anniversary of 9/11 has created debate around what mysterious figure it may or may not be showing.The photo was taken on Sept. 9 by Rich McCormack during the "Tribute in Light," which features two light beams shining toward...

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:11pm

Bill Nye talks climate change and why our national parks are so important to the election

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” wants you to “Find Your Park.” The engineer and television personality is known for his outspoken views on climate change, space exploration and evolution, but the environmental champion is now turning his attention to our nation's parks as a National Parks Service...

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:30pm

Your guide to NYC's great indoors for the dog days of summer

Summer fun is all about the outdoors, but when temperatures are climbing above 100 and humidity isn’t far behind, it’s time to make other plans. On these hottest days of summer, head to an art gallery or museum for a cultural awakening, or visit the places where your favorite NYC wines and brews...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:36am

Apple store opening with new WTC shopping center next week

A new shopping mall opening next week around the Oculus transportation hub at the World Trade Center will offer a variety of retail and dining locations as well as Manhattan’s newest Apple store.Next Tuesday, the Westfield World Trade Center will open in Lower Manhattan, encompassing 365,000 square...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 10:12pm

Philly is getting a 9/11 memorial

The Delaware River Port Authority board approved Wednesday plans to erect a memorial commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks.The memorial will be built on a triangular DRPA-owned plot of land at Fifth and Race streets, adjacent to the National Constitution Center and the entrance to the Ben Franklin...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 9:37pm

Bystanders thwart robbery attempt in PATH station

Several onlookers in the World Trade Center PATH station helped restrain a would-be robber until officers arrived, the Port Authority police department said.At 3 p.m. Monday, officials arrested 23-year-old Christopher L. Lange, of Brooklyn. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, reported to police that...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:49pm

First visitors to WTC transit hub Oculus voice mixed feelings during opening

Crowds of people waited anxiously Thursday afternoon to take those first steps into the newly built World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus — which is now partially opened to the public.A few minutes after 3 p.m. the doors of the state-of-the art facility — designed by Spanish architect...

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 4:02am

World Trade Center transit hub Oculus to open on Thursday

The newly built World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed to resemble a dove but tasked with the job of a phoenix, opens this week, nearly 15 years after the Sept. 11 attacks left Lower Manhattan in ashes.Oculus, the birdlike structure that is the hub's focal point, welcomes the public on...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 8:47pm

Visitors reminisce on the eve of the Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony

Visitors thronged to the 9/11 Memorial in preparation for Friday's commemoration of the terror attack that killed 2,977 in 2001.Similar to the last 13 years, there will be a name reading ceremony to honor those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil.RELATED:Council bill could ground...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:21pm

New World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s skylight will open every 9/11

Every September 11, the roof of the new World Trade Center transportation hub (the giant white building downtown that looks like a bird) will open to the elements for a symbolic 102 minutes.“That is how long the 2001 terrorist attack lasted, from the time the first jetliner hit the trade center at...

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 3:44pm