One World Trade Center from inside the World Trade Center Transit Hub. Picture by @WTCProgress
Construction on the 103rd floor.
EN: Due to today’s teamster union strike certain public services will be affected, including rubbish collection, fuel and food distribution. The subway, trains and short and long-distance buses will operate normally. Flights will be affected between 11am and 6pm.
In addition, service stations will be closed from 12pm-6pm.
Public and private healthcare centres, banks and public offices will be opened, while Judiciary workers will work until 11am.
Regarding flights, unions have not taken a unanimous position. APTA air traffic technical personnel and ATCPEA Sol, Lan and Andes crews support the measures.
Flight services will be affected between 12pm-6pm. APLA pilots union stated that there will be flights after midday but with some delays and APA air traffic personnel rejected the strike.
ES: Debido al paro de hoy, los servicios publicos se verán afectados incluyendo la recolección de basura, los proveedores de gasolinas y comida. Los subtes, trenes, premetros de largo y corto trayecto operarán normalmente. Los vuelos se veran afectados desde las 11AM hasta las 6PM.
Los servicios de salud públicos y privados operarán normalmente, mientras que los servicios judiciales trabajarán hasta las 11AM.
One WTC lit up red light and blue for Obama’s visit to the site
The President and First Lady Signing the 1 WTC Steel Beam with Governors Christie and Cuomo
Early this week, Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has performed on Today Show to promote his third studio album “Believe“. He has interpreted the songs: “All Around the World“, “As Long As You Love Me” with American rapper Big Sean and the hit singles “Baby” and the lastest “Boyfriend“.
Justin also got to tweet Matt Lauer’s first tweet.
Here’s he performing ‘Boyfriend’ live in Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza
President Obama and the First Lady got a firsthand look today at the new skyscraper being built to replace the World Trade Center towers destroyed in the September 11th attacks.
“It looks beautiful,” the president said to his wife as they glanced out a window on the 22nd floor to the National September 11 Memorial below.
After touring the new One World Trade Center, the president thanked the workers for building the “incredible structure,” which will rise to a symbolic 1,776 feet to become the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
“We couldn’t be prouder of you guys. This is what the American spirit is all about,” the president told the hard-hat wearing construction workers, according to pool reports.
The president, who was also joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, then signed one of the final steel beams to be installed in the building with a message to all Americans.
“We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger! Barack Obama,” the president wrote.
President Barack Obama ventured onto the hallowed ground of the World Trade Center site Thursday, getting a firsthand look at the skyscraper being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
“This is what the American spirit is all about,” Obama said.
The president toured the 22nd floor of One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, walking along the unfinished cement floor and stopping at easels set up with renderings of what the completed tower will look like.
Joined by first lady Michelle Obama, the president later came down to the base of the building and signed a large white beam — affixed with the words “One World Trade Center” painted in blue — that will be used in the construction. Obama inscribed on the beam, “We remember we rebuild we come back stronger!” followed by his signature.
For Obama, the visit offered an increasingly rare election year break from fundraising and other campaign-related events. But it also provided a president running for re-election with a potent picture of American resilience.
Obama told about 50 workers gathered near the beam that the building was an “incredible structure,” and that it represented the American spirit. He was joined by a bipartisan cast of local officials, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a top surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The skyscraper is expected to be completed in early 2014. As of Wednesday, steel had been erected up to the 104th floor, and workers had begun installing marble finishing on the ground floor.
Obama last visited the World Trade Center site in September for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The president was attending two fundraisers in New York, including one at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker. It capped a day that included a campaign speech in Cleveland, in which the president sought to draw a sharp distinction with Romney on the economy, saying the election would give voters a chance to break a “stalemate” over the direction of the nation’s economy.
ABC News Reports.
The space shuttle Enterprise is lifted by a crane onto the USS Intrepid, June 6, 2012, in New York City. Upon the Intrepid, the space shuttle will be on display for viewing by the general public. NASA’s space shuttle program came to an end in August, 2011, after 30 years of service.
Sightseers brave treacherous conditions at Bronte Beach on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia. Wind speeds of up to 127km/h were recorded last night as Sydney was lashed by wild weather caused by the arrival of a low pressure system. A high tide and a large swell is heightening the risk of sand erosion at local beaches on the New South Wales coast.
This combo picture made on Wednesday shows living statues depecting an Apache Indian, a sand man, Elvis Presley, a matador, the invisible man, the newspaper man, a bronze sweeper and Charlie Chaplin near the Puerta del Sol square. Since the beginning of the economic crisis in Spain, the number of living statues has increased in Madrid. Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the industrialised world, with 24.44 percent of the workforce idle, according to the national statistics office Ine.