Everyone here belongs to an extraordinary part of New York City. Six years ago, after 9/11, a lot of people wrote us off. The naysayers said that the residents who fled the area would never return, ...
Deutsche Building Demolition Will Finish this Year
Jan 24, 2008
The demolition of the former Deutsche Bank building will be finished by the end of this year, and the contaminated structure is equipped with new safety measures, including a system to detect gaps in ...
Extracting Survivors’ Stairway for a Home at the 9/11 Museum
Jan 17, 2008
With the new World Trade Center rising clamorously around it, the last standing vestige of the old World Trade Center is about to be uprooted.
Construction Begins at WTC Tower 4
Jan 11, 2008
The Port Authority says excavation work has been completed at the 1.4-acre Tower 4 site at the World Trade Center to make way for an office tower designed by architect Fumihiko Maki.
Demolition to Resume at Deutsche Bank Site
Jan 09, 2008
After nearly five months of inactivity, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is close to restarting the demolition of the former Deutsche Bank building, where work halted in August after two fi...
WTC Site Owner Teams with Australian Co. in $1.45B Retail Deal
Jan 04, 2008
The owner of the World Trade Center site is teaming up with an Australian retailer to develop upscale stores and restaurants in the new office towers being built at ground zero.
WTC Tower Construction To Begin Mid-January
Jan 03, 2008
The Port Authority has substantially completed the excavation of the basement area for Towers 3 and 4 at the World Trade Center site. In a prepared statement, it noted that it would complete the entir...
Statement by Port Authority Regarding Preparation of WTC Sites
Dec 31, 2007
The Port Authority announced today that it has substantially completed the excavation of the basement area for Towers 3 and 4 at the World Trade Center site, and that it would complete the entirety of...
President Signs TRIA
Dec 27, 2007
President Bush today signed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act extending the federal backstop on terrorism risk insurance until the end of 2014.
Silverstein Properties and CalSTRS Purchase 1177 Sixth Ave
Dec 20, 2007
Silverstein Properties and its joint venture partner, the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), announced today that it has acquired 1177 Sixth Avenue in midtown Manhattan from Param...
Delay on 9/11 Shrine
Dec 19, 2007
The opening of the World Trade Center memorial to victims of 9/11 has been pushed back by two years until 2011, the Port Authority said yesterday.
Congress Extends Terror Insurance
Dec 19, 2007
Federal backstops for terrorism insurance, a result of the Sept. 11 attacks, would be extended for another seven years under legislation the House passed Tuesday and sent to President Bush.
A New Deal to Develop Ground Zero
Dec 18, 2007
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to approve a deal Tuesday that would bring an international shopping center operator back to ground zero to help build retail space in the bui...
WTC Site Construction Update, December 2007
Dec 07, 2007
Steady progress on the site's signature elements of the Freedom Tower, the World Trade Center Memorial, and the new transportation hub has been ongoing since April of 2006. The following lists the maj...
Church Destroyed on 9/11 Donates Artifacts to Tribute Center
Dec 07, 2007
A crucifix recovered from ground zero and a photograph of a church that once stood near the World Trade Center were presented to a Sept. 11 visitors' center on the church's 91st anniversary.
Spitzer, Bloomberg Urge TRIEA Change
Dec 04, 2007
New York’s governor and mayor made a plea today that a provision providing an incentive for insurers to cover terrorism risk in prime target areas be included in legislation extending the federal ba...
Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum at 7 WTC
Nov 29, 2007
CG/LA Infrastructure announced today the confirmation of several new projects for the Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum, including the Panama Canal Expansion. The Global Infrastructure Leadership...
WTC Work Moves Forward With Foundation Contracts
Nov 21, 2007
Work on World Trade Center Towers 3 and 4 has taken a step forward now Silverstein Properties has awarded Yonkers Contracting Co. of New York the contracts to build the foundation for the two building...
Silverstein Properties Awards World Trade Center Foundation Contracts
Nov 20, 2007
World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein today announced that Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc. of New York has been awarded contracts to build the foundations for World Trade Center Towers 3 (1...
Senate Passes Terror Insurance Bill
Nov 19, 2007
The Senate voted Friday to extend for seven years a post-Sept. 11 law guaranteeing federal help for the insurance industry in the event of a catastrophic terrorist attack.
Dressing Up Those Bleak Downtown Construction Sites
Nov 13, 2007
Yes, those are orange zebra stripes on the traffic barriers along lower Broadway. Yes, the 14-foot-tall plywood lightning bolts on John Street take the place of common sidewalk scaffolding. And yes, t...
Happily, Moving Downtown is More than We Bargained for
Nov 12, 2007
It has been just over a year since the New York Academy of Sciences left its stately long-time headquarters, the former Woolworth mansion on the Upper East Side, for what has turned out to be an extra...
LMDC Awards $37 Million in Community Grants
Nov 09, 2007
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced Thursday that it will award more than $37 million in grants toward the creation or expansion of community-enriching programs, services, and...
Fire Dept. Changes Way Demolition Is Supervised
Nov 08, 2007
The Fire Department announced yesterday that it was changing the way it inspects buildings under construction or being torn down, to avoid the confusion that contributed to the deaths of two firefight...
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