One World Trade Center to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere

Our favorite building, One World Trade Center is set to reach another milestone Monday, April 19 becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The final two sections of the 408-foot spire are set to be raised by constructors tomorrow Monday. The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, the year of U.S. independence.

One World Trade Center became New York’s tallest building in April 2012.

Here are some of WTC 1’s latest pictures that can be seen on @WTCProgress

Work Resumes At World Trade Center Site

One week later, work has started again at the World Trade Center which was affected by super storm Sandy last week.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that more than 95% of the storm surge at the 16-acre site has been flooded during the storm, and about 750 workers are back at it today.

Pumping has been completed at the site’s 9/11 Memorial, which was deluged by 16 million gallons of water a week ago, Cuomo added to his statement.

Flooded World Trade Center during Sandy.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Photos; New York Remembers 9/11 on 11th Anniversary

A flag flies over the National September 11 Memorial before observances marking the eleventh anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/John Moore, Pool)

 

A person stops to read names in New Jersey’s memorial to the 749 people from the state lost during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, as One World Trade Center, now up to 104 floors, looms in the distance across the Hudson River, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Jersey City, N.J. Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremonies, but also a sense that it’s time to move forward after a decade of remembrance. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

 

Firefighters carry a flag as friends and relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center attend a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/The Daily News, Todd Maisel, Pool)

 

Friends and relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center attend a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

 

An American flag is inserted in one of the of names engraved at the north reflecting pool at the World Trade Center Memorial, during the 11th anniversary observance of the attacks at the World Trade Center, in New York, Sept. 11 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Segar, Reuters, Pool)

 

A New York City Police officer salutes a flag hanging from the One World Trade Center building, during ceremonies for the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the World Trade Center, in New York, Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/John Moore, Pool, Getty Images)

Agreement Reached on 9/11 Museum, Paving A Way Of Construction

Agreement reached on 9/11 museum, paving way of construction, just a day before 9/11.
“As New Yorkers and Americans gather on the anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks, we pause once again to remember those we lost and the enormous sacrifice of the brave heroes who rushed into the gravest of dangers. Over the last few years, we have made extraordinary progress at Ground Zero and today’s agr

eement is yet another milestone in our work to finally complete the site as a place where people from around the world can come to work, visit and remember. By ensuring that no additional public funds are spent to complete the Memorial and Museum, today’s agreement puts in place a critical and long overdue safeguard to finally protect toll payers and taxpayers from bearing further costs, and, at the same time, put the project on a path for completion. I commend Governor Christie, Mayor Bloomberg, and the leadership of the Port Authority and the September 11 Memorial & Museum for their work on today’s agreement.” -Chris Cuomo, New York Governor.

9/11 2012 Anniversary Information

The 11th 9/11 anniversary is set to be held tomorrow Tuesday, September 11 at the National September 11 Memorial plaza located in the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

This program information is for publication, broadcast and release:

  • 8:39 a.m. – Program begins
  • Bagpipers and drummers lead WTC flag through memorial to the stage
  • Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs the National Anthem
  • 8:46 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 11 struck North Tower)
    (Houses of worship will toll their bells throughout the City)Family members will begin reading the names in pairs
  • There will be 100 pairs (200 readers) who will continue until all names are read
  • Music will provide a backdrop throughout the program
  • 9:03 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 175 struck South Tower)
    Reading of names continues/music resumes
  • 9:37 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time AA Flight 77 struck the Pentagon)
    Reading of names continues/music resumes
  • 9:59 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the South Tower)
    Reading of names continues/music resumes
  • 10:03 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time UA Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania)
    Reading of names continues/music resumes
  • 10:28 a.m. – Moment of silence (observance of time of fall of the North Tower)
  • Reading of names continues to conclusion/music resumes
  • Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs “Give Us Hope”
  • Taps performed by three trumpeters (NYPD, FDNY, PAPD)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Program concludes
  • 8:00 p.m. – National September 11 Memorial Closes

Family members of the 2001 and 1993 attacks have been invited to participate in this year’s reading of the names, pausing during 6 moments; twice to mark the time the two towers were hit, twice to mark the two towers fell, and to mark the two moments of the attacks in the Pentagon and Flight 93.

Houses of worship have been asked to toll their bells at the time when the first tower was hit. The ceremony will conclude at approximately 12;30PM.

A complete list of the names of the 2,983 victims of the 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93, along with the victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing will be posted on NYC.gov/mediaadviorsy prior to the start of the ceremony. Names will be read in alphabetical order as they are listed.

The tribute in light will be on beginning at sunset on September 11, 2012 and will fade away at dawn on September 12 with no formal program. They’re located at West and Morris Streets in Lower Manhattan and are best seen when it’s completely dark.

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No Politicians At This Year’s 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony

No politicians will attend this year’s September 11 anniversary after families have expressed their concern that political struggles are hindering progress on the 9/11 Museum at the World Trade Center.

Family members were told that this year’s reading of victims will be “the exclusive focus of the program”. It was the first indication that the reading of the names would continue to be part of the ceremony as September 11 approaches, even though some family members protested after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had said that he wasn’t sure if the names should be read individually now that they are on display at the memorial at Ground Zero.

The President of the memorial foundation, Joe Daniels said: “The National September 11 Memorial is focused on honoring the victims and their families in a way free of politics, and this ensures that continues.”

This year, as other years, the observance will have six moments of silence (when each WTC Tower was hit and fell, and the times of the attack on the Pentagon and when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, PA.)

Noe I. for Windows of the World. Picture by @WTCProgress