World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City

August 1st, 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, House of the Month, New York City

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World Trade Center is a terminal station in Lower Manhattan for PATH rail service. It was originally opened on July 19, 1909, as Hudson Terminal, but was torn down, rebuilt as World Trade Center, and re-opened July 6, 1971. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, a temporary station opened in 2003. This station serves as the terminus for the Newark – World Trade Center and Hoboken – World Trade Center routes. The main station house, the Oculus, opened on March 4, 2016, and the terminal was renamed the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, or World Trade Center for short.   read more…

Theme Week New York City – National September 11 Memorial and Museum

March 14th, 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions, New York City

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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the principal memorial and museum, respectively, commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001 (which killed 2,977 people) and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 (which killed six). The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers (which were destroyed during the attacks). It is operated by a non-profit corporation, headed by Joe Daniels, whose mission is to raise funds for, program, own and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site.   read more…

9/11 – 10th anniversary

September 11th, 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Living, Working, Building, Museums, Exhibitions, New York City, Events

This image contains all of the names of those who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The names are from the CNN September 11 archive. The names that are highlighted in orange are those of fire fighters and police who died in the line of duty. Photo: Dzeni

This image contains all of the names of those who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11. The names are from the CNN September 11 archive. The names that are highlighted in orange are those of fire fighters and police who died in the line of duty. Photo: Dzeni

Meanwhile the re-building of the new Word Trade Center make great progress. The Twin Tower foot prints on Ground Zero together with a Cultural Centre will form the 9/11 Memorial Plaza / National September 11 Memorial & Museum, surrounded by the WTC Tower’s 1 to 7. The One World Trade Center Tower (Freedom Tower) will become the heart of the ensemble. After completition the tower will reach a height of 1776 feet (541.3 m – the hight is a reminder to the Declaration of Independence from 1776). At that time it will be the highest building in the Americas and will rank as the N° 3 of the tallest buildings in the world for a few years.   read more…

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