By Simone Weichselbaum & Jan Ransom New York Daily News
The punk who doused an Inwood 9/11 memorial in yellow spray-paint last week was busted Wednesday, police said.
Alex Fernandez, 27, was arrested for tagging the memorial at the Church of the Good Shepherd, on Broadway at Isham St., which includes more than two-dozen memorial stones.
The alleged vandal covered the walls of the memorial garden, which was dedicated in 2002, police said. The stones, which bear the names of the victims, were untouched.
Artist rendering of the proposed 9/11 memorial.
SAFETY HARBOR – Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shaluly of Mastercut Tool Corp. presented the town of Safety Harbor with a check in the amount of $21,115 to be used towards the 9/11 memorial project.
The check presentation took place during the regular town commission meeting at Safety Harbor City Hall this week.
The town obtained a piece of steel from the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, through the efforts of its fire department.The piece of steel, provided by the We Will Never Forget 911 Foundation, Inc. , will be used as a memorial for public display. City staff has been working on plans to build a memorial on Main Street between city hall and fire station 52.
By Daniel Beekman New York Daily News
Developer Larry Silverstein speaks next to a model of the new 7 World Trade Center tower during an unveiling of the plans in 2002. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS
The collapse of a third World Trade Center building several hours after the twin towers were destroyed on 9/11 terrorist cannot be attributed to negligence by its developer, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Con Edison and its insurance companies claimed a company owned by developer Larry Silverstein and others was responsible for World Trade Center 7 being destroyed in the terrorist attacks.
The plaintiffs argued the 47-story building had structural deficiencies.
But the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan said it would be “simply incompatible with common sense and experience to hold that defendants were required to design and construct a building that would survive the events of September 11, 2001.”