Published April 28, 2011
At the new World Trade Center progress is steady. Tower 1 is 62 stories. Many of the name plates lining the memorial’s fountains are installed and covered in preparation for September's opening. As the city goes by work goes on.
Published March 02, 2011
There are many things I admire. Skills and talents possessed by others that I could only dream of having. But beyond the impossible dream of hitting a game winning home run there is one skill so many of us have and it is this ability that I admire the most. Feel free to quote me; the greatest skill is the ability to take an idea from one's mind and make it real with one's hands so that others can see it, consider it and/or use it.
Published January 27, 2011
The new World Trade Center will be home to four office towers. Towers 1 and 4 are on their way up and anyone walking by the site can see the work. But the two other planned buildings are just taking shape 70 feet below the street in the bedrock of what’s called the East Bathtub.
Published January 20, 2011
Just six month after the terror attacks of 9-11, March 11th 2002 to be specific, a camera was placed in the graveyard of St. Paul’s church. This final resting place sits across the street from what was Ground Zero. Since that day the camera has taken a picture every five minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Published January 12, 2011
Nineteen, fifteen, twenty; quick, what do those numbers have in common? Hint: They are low, the low temperatures in New York City for some of the days this January. As of yesterday the average low for January was twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit.
Published January 05, 2011
Architect Santiago Calatrava loves New York: “This is one of the great qualities that the city has; it welcomes you and it makes you part of it.”
Published December 09, 2010
It is an often asked question: Why has it taken so long to rebuild the World Trade Center? And will what is planned be built and actually succeed as a real estate venture? Fox News' Shepard Smith sat down with Janno Lieber, president of World Trade Center Properties, for a straight forward conversation about these very issues.
Published December 02, 2010
We live in a time when dead celebrities can appear in TV commercials; a world where computers can bring us to imaginary worlds like Avatar's Pandora; an age where animators can create such detailed images that you'd swear you're looking at something real.
Published November 18, 2010
John Conigliaro works high above the lower Manhattan skyline and appreciates his unobstructed views of the statue of liberty. He tells Fox News, "I like to look out and see the verizano bridge from the site - and clear as day the statue of liberty...It’s a feeling of awe."
Published November 04, 2010
Hangar 17 at JFK airport in New York City has housed many of the things salvaged from Ground Zero since 2001. Recovered steel from the site that once rose into the Manhattan skyline as part of the Twin Towers is stored in this building. As are FDNY fire trucks destroyed on that horrifying day and the antennae that once stood atop the north tower. But more surprising than the artifacts found here was the feeling brought on by them, how connected we all felt to these inanimate objects.