Another tower opens at World Trade Center site

Nov 14, 2013

Another tower opens at World Trade Center site

Another office tower has opened at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. A ribbon-cutting was held Wednesday for the 298-meter 4 World Trade Center. It stands near 1 World Trade Center, sometimes called the Freedom Tower. That tower was declared the nation’s ...

One World Trade Center named tallest building in U.S.

Nov 13, 2013

One World Trade Center named tallest building in U.S.

They set out to build the tallest skyscraper in the world — a giant that would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet from the ashes of ground zero. Those aspirations of global supremacy fell by the wayside long ago, but New York won a consolation ...

Oct 30, 2013

Banksy alters painting, donates it to NYC charity

The secretive British graffiti artist Banksy is at it again. After buying a painting of a pastoral scene for $50, Banksy donated it back to the thrift shop where he bought it Tuesday — but only after reworking it, adding a Nazi soldier to ...

Kin of 9/11 victim calls for rethink on violence

Sep 12, 2013

Kin of 9/11 victim calls for rethink on violence

Family members of Japanese killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks marked the 12th anniversary Wednesday at a ceremony in New York, with one expressing concern about the implications of a possible U.S. attack on Syria and calling for ending the cycle of hatred ...

Calls grow for U.S. to release first WTC bomber

Jan 30, 2013

Calls grow for U.S. to release first WTC bomber

Before bin Laden, there was the blind sheik. A generation ago, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman stood as the embodiment of Islamist terrorism: a bearded, religious extremist with a trademark red and white cap and dark sunglasses who helped orchestrate the first bombing of the ...