Someone Snuck Into NYC's $4 Billion Train Station And Took These Pics

Picture $4 billion worth of cash stacked up in the shape of a train station. This is pretty much what the World Trade Center Transportation Hub looks like. Except more surreal. You'd also maybe need to throw in a whole bunch of screw ups and missed deadlines, because this alien cathedral of a train station is one… » 3/02/15 3:49pm 3/02/15 3:49pm

World Trade Center's $3.57 Million Branding Has an Impossible Job

Yesterday, a new logo appeared on fencing around World Trade Center construction site. To design it, developers hired one of the world's top agencies to try to create branding that's never going to be sufficient. The very expensive and almost impossible task of creating a symbol to represent a space that will always… » 8/14/14 4:48pm 8/14/14 4:48pm

Scientists reveal the secrets of mysterious ship found under 9/11 ruins

Scientists have found the secrets of the old ship unearthed in 2010 under the ruins of the Twin Towers. First, the large vessel—buried under 22 feet (6.7 meters) of soil and wreckage—was built around the same time the Declaration of Independence was signed. There's more—but there's also one big mystery left unsolved. » 7/29/14 6:09pm 7/29/14 6:09pm

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

One World Trade Security Official Resigns After Daredevil Break-Ins

NY1 news is saying that Daniel Vasquez, assistant security director at One World Trade Center, is resigning after two separate events where thrill-seekers were able to break in to the building. » 3/29/14 11:00am 3/29/14 11:00am

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

This Aerial of New York Makes One WTC Look Like the Eye of Sauron

When James Kastner took off from Newark International Airport he had no idea he'd soon be taking such an incredible photo of One World Trade Center. » 10/10/13 11:00pm 10/10/13 11:00pm

Watch the World Trade Center's Spire Rise 104 Stories into the Air

The spire that will make the One World Trade Center the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was raised to the top of the structure today like a giant candle on a towering cake. We were at the construction site to watch the magic unfold. » 5/02/13 2:26pm 5/02/13 2:26pm

New York City Looks Amazing from the World Trade Center's New…

After more than a decade of planning, legal wrangling, and construction, One World Trade Center is tantalizingly close to completion. Earlier today, the Port Authority offered a glimpse of the WTC's 100th floor observation deck as well as the stunning views visitors will enjoy when the tallest building in the Western… » 4/02/13 9:00pm 4/02/13 9:00pm

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

This Beautiful Short Film Will Move You to Tears (But You Need to Watch…

The terrorist attacks on September 11th did more than snuff out the lives of nearly 3,000 people. They left many thousands more without fathers, brothers, daughters, sisters, mothers, and sons. Will by Eusong Lee poignantly examines what remains for those left behind. [Vimeo] » 5/02/12 3:00am 5/02/12 3:00am

Google Flight Search Listed the WTC as a Destination Airport

Well this is uncomfortable. Google's new flight search had the World Trade Center listed as an unavailable destination airport for New York City-bound flights. » 9/14/11 12:40pm 9/14/11 12:40pm

How to Terror-Proof the New World Trade Center

Developers of the new World Trade Center learned a slew of lessons from the numerous attacks and eventual collapse of the original buildings—reexamining every aspect of the security and safety systems. Here's what they've figured out. » 9/09/11 3:20pm 9/09/11 3:20pm

How the Greenest Skyscraper Ever Is Rising Out of the Rubble of the…

On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center transformed from a pair of gleaming towers into a carcinogenic pile of smoldering rubble that's still killing people. Currently rising out of that rubble, though, is a skyscraper with the most environmentally advanced technologies ever attempted at the scale. » 9/08/11 11:30am 9/08/11 11:30am

How New York City Built a Massive $3.8 Billion Underground Transit…

The original World Trade Center PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) Station, opened in 1971, was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks when the WTC towers collapsed on top of it. Its replacement, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is a mega-terminal on the scale of Grand Central Station—under the new WTC complex. » 9/07/11 11:50am 9/07/11 11:50am

New Police Helicopter Video from September 11 Attack Released

There's not much else to be said about perhaps the worst terrorist attack in history. But this new video, taken from NYC police helicopters, shows a new perspective on that terrible day. It is terrifying and breathtaking at the same time, a reminder of what these criminals can still do. » 3/07/11 2:13pm 3/07/11 2:13pm

10,000 Birds Trapped In the World Trade Center Light Beams

This is a view of the 9/11 memorial lights. There's something floating in them, gliding slowly with an eerie glow, giving them the look of unearthly portals to another dimension. Spooky, but it has a natural explanation. Updated with video: » 9/15/10 10:20am 9/15/10 10:20am

New WTC Transport Hub: One Part Memorial, One Part Stegosaurus From…

The Port Authority has released renderings of the plan for the World Trade Center Transport hub, and they look fantastic. With an arched, spiny roof and striking curves, the hub — though it will only serve as a train station and vestibule to the new WTC — has more in common with Bilbao's beautiful international airport » 10/13/08 6:52am 10/13/08 6:52am

Space Invaders: The Anniversary Show Commemorates by Blowing Up World…

This year Space Invaders is celebrating their 30th anniversary. And over at the Leipzig Games Convention, they're housing an exhibit called Space Invaders: The Anniversary Show to commemorate the event. But a bit surprisingly, one included interactive exhibit labeled "Invaders!" depicts the generally lovable but pesky… » 8/20/08 3:02pm 8/20/08 3:02pm

BenQ Apologizes for Pissing all over the WTC

If you recall, BenQ recently ran an advertisement for their silly dog tag MP3 player featuring a guy standing in front of rubble from the World Trade Center bombing. Well, they have since took down the page and placed a apology letter in its place. » 12/06/06 12:29pm 12/06/06 12:29pm