Category Archives: World Trade Center Rebuilding

Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

The ship is excavated from the World Trade Center site. Photo courtesy of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, via Columbia University

By Megan Gannon Yahoo News In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today’s street level, in a pit […]

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Securing the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion

By Amy Canfield Security Systems News NEW YORK—Cameras, access control, intrusion detectors, magnetometers, radio communication: There’s much involved in designing a new facility’s complete security system. When you’re designing that system for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion, which opened in May, it’s even more complicated. Securing a high-risk memorial such as that on […]

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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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