10-year time-lapse of the World Trade Center Memorial

If you ever find yourself in New York, make sure you make some time to stop by the World Trade Center Memorial. It's a powerful and touching tribute to one of the worst tragedies in American history. This time lapse video, just released by EarthCam, shows the 10-year process it took to build out the memorial. » 5/16/14 11:48pm 5/16/14 11:48pm

Photos of Tourists Staring at the WTC Are Weirdly Riveting

If you've ever taken a lunchtime stroll in Lower Manhattan, you've seen them: Sightseers (and locals, too) with their eyes raised skyward, watching the construction of One World Trade Center. Annoying to some, but revealing to photographer Keith Goldstein—whose photo essay Looking On captures the craning. » 1/23/14 10:40am 1/23/14 10:40am

When Buildings Howl: A Primer on Architecture That Whistles

On stormy days and windy nights, Tribeca residents say their neighborhood is filled with a strange, high-pitched whistling sound coming from the redeveloped World Trade Center site. It's an inopportune location for howling (although, really, where is?), but it's hardly the first building to surprise its neighbors by… » 12/04/13 1:40pm 12/04/13 1:40pm

Watch: The World Trade Center Wails In Strong Winds

New Yorkers who live near One World Trade Center already have to contend with "fortress-like isolation" caused by the imposing NYPD security perimeter. But according to neighborhood residents, there's something far spookier going on at the WTC site: A "ghoulish" howling that happens during storms and high winds. » 12/02/13 7:20pm 12/02/13 7:20pm

The WTC's Security Center Will be Topped By an Elevated Park

As the NYPD and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey iron out the final plans for the World Trade Center site, new details are emerging—including this week's news that the roof of the site's vehicle security checkpoint at the WTC will be occupied by a lovely elevated park. » 11/25/13 10:00pm 11/25/13 10:00pm

It's Official: The WTC Is the Tallest Building In the U.S.

At joint press conferences in New York and Chicago today, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat—a Chicago-based nonprofit—announced its decision to crown the One World Trade Center as the tallest building in the United States, beating out the Windy City's Willis Tower by mere feet of spire. » 11/12/13 11:01am 11/12/13 11:01am

Behind the Scenes of Building the New World Trade Center

An escalator suspended 101 stories above Southern Manhattan. It's one of the most famous pictures of the new World Trade Center, and the new WTC isn't even finished yet. But the photo, which originally surfaced on Reddit, has a whole backstory to it, too, with some cool behind-the-scenes details from Scott Lahmers,… » 1/11/13 5:40pm 1/11/13 5:40pm

One World Trade Center Becomes the Tallest Building In New York Today

After six years of construction, One World Trade Center will surpass the 1250-foot Empire State Building as the tallest in New York this afternoon. When construction is finished, the final height of the building will be 1368 feet, with the antenna spire pushing the edifice to the patriotic height of 1776 feet. [NY… » 4/30/12 9:14am 4/30/12 9:14am