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1 WTC: Inside the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

The nearly-finished main entrance to the building. (Tobias Salinger)

By Tobias Salinger Commercial Observer As construction workers hammered on the World Trade Center site and hordes of tourists mingled with afternoon commuters last week, Jordan Barowitz of the Durst Organization invited Commercial Observer for an exclusive tour of One World Trade Center. Although more than 2,500 laborers were applying the finishing touches to the […]

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2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer

By Susan Edelman New York Post More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health […]

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IRS fails to inform 9/11 victims of tax breaks, leaving many first responders without refunds

By Dan Friedman New York Daily News Victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families are entitled to big tax breaks, but many are missing out because the IRS isn’t telling them about the benefit. Under a law passed months after the attacks, disability income resulting from terrorism is not taxable. That means thousands of cops, […]

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