Working above 1,700 feet in the air!
Working above 1,700 feet in the air!
This night is gonna rule.
A symbolic and historic milestone was achieved in New York as One World Trade Center reached its final, record-setting height.
Workers rebuilding the World Trade Center leave behind messages of remembrance, defiance, and hope.
Family and friends of those who died in the terror attacks of September 11th gathered today at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, paying tribute and shedding tears at the World Trade Center.
This picture was taken at 9:58am as the tower went down. Patrick Witty, the photographer, is still trying to find the names of the people in the photo.
Ranked, as you descend down the page, from bad to worst.
The president added: “We remember,” “We rebuild” and “We come back stronger!” (via laughterkey.tumblr.com)
A passerby captured a striking photograph of the Freedom Tower appearing next to the Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower in New York City. The two buildings bear a striking resemblance to the Twin Towers that used to rise above Manhattan.
“We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger!” On a visit to examine One World Trade Center Thursday, Obama signed one of the final steel beams that will be installed on the 1,776-foot skyscraper.
At least that’s what focus groups saw. It’s in fact the Vimy Memorial in France, dedicated to Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Certain participants in focus groups said the new bill contained imagery too reminiscent of the World Trade Center and was too pornographic.
These pictures were recently uploaded to the WTC Progress Twitter account. They’re like paintings. Wow.
On September 11, 2001, financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which occupied the 101-105th floors of One World Trade Center, lost 658 employees - every single employee who was in the tower during the attack. Today, Cantor, which wasn’t expected to survive, is more profitable than it was 10 years ago.
The day after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Steve Buscemi returned to his job at FDNY Engine 55 as a volunteer to help find missing New Yorkers at Ground Zero. The Brooklyn-born actor, who was a fireman at the Little Italy station back in the 80s, reportedly declined any interviews and photographs during his rescue efforts — but someone nabbed this shot of him anyway. View Image ›
The 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 is rapidly approaching. Here’s a detailed look at the buildings that will occupy the new World Trade Center site, which will include the National 9/11 Memorial Plaza and Museum and 1 WTC, soon to be the tallest building in the United States. Click to enlarge . (via history.com) View Image ›
This photo, taken near a New York fire station visited by President Obama, is 100% Fuck Yeah. Pay special attention to to the window display in the background. View List ›
In his first trip to New York following the death of Osama bin Laden, here are photos of President Obama laying a wreath and observing a moment of silence at Ground Zero. Beautiful and heart-wrenching. A small semblance of closure. View List ›
In his first trip to New York following the death of Osama bin Laden, here are photos of President Obama meeting with the first responders of September 11th. He’s seen here with firefighters at Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 and with police officers at the First Precinct. And that’s indeed Rudy Giuliani with him. It’s nice to see everyone putting politics aside, at least for a few days. View List ›
Well, that didn’t take long. All of the purported inconsistencies and mysterious anomalies with President Obama’s long form birth certificate. And this is only within the first few hours of the document’s release. Give the Birthers a few days to come up with some really juicy stuff. Between this and the conspiracy theories about Osama bin Laden’s death, they’re going to be very busy. View List ›
Recently unearthed footage of the World Trade Center in flames on September 11th, 2001, shot from a NYPD helicopter and obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The narration from the helicopter crew is riveting and heartbreaking. “Our people are down there.” Watch Video ›
For just $50 you can class up your home or office with this 9/11 commemorative painting straight out of an imaginary alternate reality. I’ll let the seller explain: “In an alternate universe after 9/11 (our nation’s tragedy) McDonald’s builds a giant GOLDEN ARCHES memorial to replace the fallen World Trade Towers. THEN, they go ahead and sell paintings of said memorial. This is that painting, and when you buy it you are living in that alternative universe. Go ahead, quit your job. It’s the end of the world as you know it and you feel like eating a Whopper. Burger King is pretty good!” View Image ›
A new documentary chronicles Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers. The film, which won both the World Cinema Jury and Audience awards at Sundance, explains in detail how Petit managed to pull off the amazing stunt. Explaining why he was moved to perform the dangerous and illegal act, Petit responds, “When I see three oranges, I juggle; when I see two towers, I walk.” Read More ›