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  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • Greenfield: How Diplomats, Reporters and Human Rights Activists Saved Hamas

    07/13/2014 8:57:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, July 13, 2014 How Diplomats, Reporters and Human Rights Activists Saved Hamas Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog As Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas targets and Hamas rockets fall on Israeli towns, some wonder how did Gaza come to run by Hamas terrorists. The answer is that the world forced Israel to let them in. In the early 90s, Nissim Toledano, a border police sergeant, was kidnapped by terrorists on the way to work. After an extended search, he was found dead in a roadside ditch. In response to that attack and numerous other atrocities committed by...
  • Court Calls Out Angry Atheists for Near Supernatural Claims Against the Ground Zero Cross

    07/07/2014 1:54:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    ACLJ - The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | Jul. 3, 2014 1:52 PM | Matthew Clark
    From day one, angry atheists have made outlandish claims about the Ground Zero Cross – the two intersecting steal beams in the shape of a cross that was found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center following 9/11. Not only have they made these absurd claims in public (calling it “offensive and repugnant”), they’ve made them in federal court. Now a federal appeals court is calling them out and demanding they provide a rational explanation as to how their “offense” constitutes a constitutional claim.
  • NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    04/22/2014 12:18:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 8:41 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday. Mustafa Kamel Mustafa could be heard casually speaking of the attacks in the undated interview with a Canadian broadcaster, even equating what al-Qaida did to the hero in American movies. “Everybody was happy when the planes hit the World Trade Center,” Mustafa said in the interview. “Anybody who tell you he was not happy, they are hypocrites.” …
  • Half-blind guard caught sleeping at WTC site

    03/26/2014 10:28:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 26, 2014 | Philip Messing, Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding
    Only days before President Obama revealed that his worst fear was a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan, a nearly blind guard was caught sleeping on the job at the Freedom Tower — where he was the building’s first line of defense. In a shocking cellphone photo obtained exclusively by The Post, Abdul Basher, 65, is wearing shades and lying almost completely flat in a chair in the No. 1 terror target’s south lobby, where he was the only guard stationed, sources said.
  • Four arrested after turning selves in for World Trade Center BASE jump

    03/25/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by TheMom · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/25/2014 | Fox News
    Three people accused of parachuting off the top of 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan this past September turned themselves in Monday along with an earthbound accomplice to face charges, including felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, misdemeanor jumping from a structure The case is the second in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts from the structure. A teenage boy was arrested on March 16 after authorities said he slipped through a gap in a fence, eluded an inattentive security guard and spent about two hours atop the 1,776-foot-tall tower. The incidents have raised questions about security at the lower...
  • Daredevil’s climb to top of WTC reveals no working cameras in tower

    03/21/2014 9:59:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | 11:06pm | Philip Messing, Kenneth Garger and Bruce Golding
    The Freedom Tower, America’s top terror target, doesn’t have a single working surveillance camera inside — a stunning security lapse that let a New Jersey teen roam the top floors undetected for two hours, The Post has learned. The video system for 1 World Trade Center “won’t be operational until the building opens later this year,” said a source familiar with the security plan. That means there is no footage of Justin Casquejo, 16, as he slipped by a sleeping guard to the antenna of the 1,776-foot-tall building Sunday morning. “This place has a big bull’s-eye on it, and I...
  • Teen sneaks past guard to reach WTC spire

    03/20/2014 9:18:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Philip Messing,Frank Rosario,Bruce Golding
    A New Jersey teen captivated by 1 World Trade Center sneaked out of his home in the dead of night, got past the wall of security — and a sleeping guard — making it all the way up to the spire, The Post has learned.
  • NJ teen sneaks up to top of 1 World Trade Center

    03/20/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 20, 2014 8:06 AM EDT | Kathy Carvajal
    A 16-year-old boy from New Jersey managed to make his way up to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, pass security and take pictures of his daring escapade. The incident is raising serious questions about security at the building under construction in the area where the Twin Towers came crashing down during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Justin Casquejo of Weehawken faces several charges including criminal trespass in the third degree. …
  • Dan Hill Memoir Published - ''A LIFE OF BLOOD AND DANGER''

    From his early childhood, Dan Hill wanted to be a soldier. At the age of 15, he forged his birth certificate and enlisted in the United States Army. By the time he was 22 he had seen action as a covert sniper in the Hungarian Revolution, a paratrooper during the Lebanon invasion, an infiltrator during the Algerian Revolt, a gunrunner to Cuba, an undercover mercenary in the Congo– and he had killed more than 200 men. That's when he stopped counting. That was before two tours in Vietnam, before fighting with the Mujahedin in Afghanistan, before going undercover to spy...
  • Battle Over World Trade Center Cross Goes to Court

    03/06/2014 12:12:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    WOR 710 AM NYC ^ | Posted Thursday, March 6th 2014 @ 6am
    An atheist group is suing to prevent the World Trade Center Cross from being put on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The 17 foot steel crossbeam was found in the wreckage at Ground Zero in the days after the September 11 attacks. For many, the cross was a symbol of hope during a time of tragedy. …
  • 'New York, you lost your nerve': Banksy criticizes design of new World Trade Center...

    10/27/2013 9:28:12 PM PDT · by Windflier · 12 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 27 October 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Banksy has used his latest piece of artwork in New York to criticize the ‘mediocre’ design of the new World Trade Center – and claim its construction is symbolic of the city losing its nerve. On Sunday, the artist posted an opinion piece on his website, 'Better Out Than In,' and said that his essay had been rejected by the New York Times. 'It would be easy to view One World Trade Center as a betrayal of everyone who lost their lives on September 11th, because it so clearly proclaims the terrorists won,' Banks writes in his rejected op-ed. 'Those...
  • During 9/11 Names Ceremony, Teen Tells Obama Not To Bring Us To Another War (video at link)

    09/11/2013 6:14:13 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 2 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/11/2013
    During a ceremony Wednesday morning at the memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site, relatives recited the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked planes slammed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001. The names of victims of the 1993 trade center bombing were also read. The reading of the names ceremony took a slight political turn Wednesday morning when a teenager — who was reading the names of victims — mentioned her fallen uncle. And also made a plea to President Barack Obama. When it was Brittney Cofresi’s...
  • List of 9/11 Victims: Lest we forget

    09/11/2013 3:51:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    9-11 Tenth Year ^ | September 11 2013
    Aamoth, Jr., Gordon M. • Abad, Edelmiro • Abad, Maria Rose • Abate, Andrew Anthony • Abate, Vincent • Abel, Laurence Christopher • Abraham, Alona • Abrahamson, William F. • Aceto, Richard Anthony • Ackermann, Heinrich Bernhard • Acquaviva, Paul • Adams, Donald LaRoy • Adams, Patrick • Adams, Shannon Lewis • Adams, Stephen George • Adanga, Ignatius Udo • Addamo, Christy A. • Adderley, Jr., Terence E. • Addo, Sophia B • Adler, Lee • Afflitto, Daniel Thomas •Afuakwah, Emmanuel Akwasi • Agarwal, Alok • Agarwala, Mukul Kumar • Agnello, Joseph • Agnes, David Scott • Aguiar, Jr., Joao...
  • Shielding the Enemy

    05/31/2013 4:49:46 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2013 | Janet Levy
    One year ago, in June 2012, the "National Security Five" -- five members of Congress led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) -- called attention to U.S. government infiltration by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives. Based on disturbing information from court evidence and documents, correspondence, media reports, congressional briefings, and public statements, they found that individuals with questionable loyalty to the United States held high-level security clearances and worked in key national security positions. Tragically for the security of the United States and the safety of its citizens, these five earnest members of Congress, armed with ample evidence, were roundly criticized by both...
  • Senate Bill Aimed at Curbing Visa Overstays for Immigrants

    05/19/2013 11:52:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | By William La Jeunesse
    Published April 29, 2013 FoxNews.com WASHINGTON – SNIPPET: "On multiple occasions, first after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and again after 9/11, Congress mandated that immigration officials come up with a verifiable entry-exit system to track foreign visitors. To date, the Department of Homeland Security has failed, despite spending billions in tax dollars. The current system, known as USVISIT, does take fingerprints and photos of international visitors when they arrive at U.S. airports, but it has no similar biometric exit system. The goal is to match entry and exit records to determine which individuals comply with their visa and...
  • Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire

    05/14/2013 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Stoat · 8 replies
    Full title: Breathtaking video shows installation of final section of the World Trade Center spire as it's fastened to America's tallest building A camera attached to the bottom of One World Trade Center's highest component has provided dizzying footage from the top of New York City's tallest building.The final section of the spire, adorned with an American flag, was lifted by crane to the top of the skyscraper on Friday.A GoPro camera mounted near its base documented the careful rise of the iron piece, as dozens of construction workers watched in awe.    (edit)
  • One World Trade Center gets spire, bringing it to its full 1,776-foot height

    05/10/2013 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 58 replies
    NYDN ^ | May 8, 2013 | Erik Badia AND Ryan Sit
    With the twists of a few final bolts, the steel spire atop One World Trade Center was installed Friday morning — raising the building’s height to a symbolic 1,776 feet. A sea of construction workers stared into the blue spring sky with pride and delight after the finishing touches were applied about 8 a.m.
  • Spire permanently installed on new WTC tower

    05/10/2013 7:22:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    NEW YORK The silver spire topping New York City's One World Trade Center has been fully installed on the building's roof. It brings the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The addition makes the structure the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the spire's installation was completed Friday morning. Construction workers applauded the milestone. Pieces of the spire (which weighs 758 tons) were transported to the roof of the building last week, but weather delayed its installation. The building's height is symbolic of the year 1776,...
  • Florida imam's jihad terror ties exposed by local news station

    11/28/2012 8:13:52 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | 26NOV12 | Robert Spencer
    We all know CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox wasn't going to do it. "Imam’s Terrorist Ties Exposed by Local News Station," from Judicial Watch, November 26 (thanks to Pamela Geller): While the Obama Justice Department tours the nation condemning unfounded discrimination against Muslims at their place of worship, a local Florida news station uncovers an imam’s ties to a blind sheik behind the first World Trade Center bombing in the early 90s. Not surprisingly, the administration’s campaign to combat mosque intolerance is being heavily promoted while the shocking imam terrorist story gets swept under the rug. We only know...
  • Live: Final piece of WTC lifted (live video)

    05/02/2013 8:58:54 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    The building will reach it's symbolic height of 1,776 feet.
  • Part of 9/11 plane's landing gear found in NYC alley near Ground Zero

    04/26/2013 8:15:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 26, 2013
    A piece of landing gear from one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 has been discovered in a small alley near Ground Zero more than 11 years after the terror attacks. The twisted metal part, jammed in an 18-inch-wide sliver of open space between the buildings, has cables and levers on it and is about 17 inches wide and 4 feet long, New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday. "It's a manifestation of a horrific terrorist act a block and a half away from where we stand," he said. "So, sure,...
  • Twenty Years after the WTC Bombing

    02/26/2013 11:46:08 AM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 26, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Today is the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing. It also marks three weeks since the attempted murder of Lars Hedegaard, the intrepid Danish champion of free speech. These events are not unrelated. Back in 1993, there was a tireless effort to limn the WTC bombers as wanton killers. They were, we were to understand, bereft of any coherent belief system, unrepresentative of any mainstream construction of Islam. In reality, though, they were devout Muslim operatives who belonged to a jihadist cell formed in the New York area by Omar Abdel Rahman — whose notoriety as the shadowy...
  • WTC bombing World Trade Center (Feb. 26, 1993) 20 years ago tomorrow.

    02/25/2013 7:34:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Feb. 26, 1993 until 2013 | fishtank
    Twenty years ago tomorrow......
  • Founder of Ground Zero Mosque 'spent more than $3 MILLION on lavish trips, luxury sports cars..

    02/05/2013 9:12:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    The founder of the controversial Ground Zero Mosque allegedly spent more than $3 million that had been donated to charity to fund a first-class lifestyle that involved 'lavish trips, luxury sports cars and personal real estate.' Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf was slapped with a $20 million lawsuit by, Robert Leslie Deak, a major backer to his nonprofit who alleges the wild spending in the papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Rauf's charity, the Cordoba Initiative, received $3 million from the Malaysian as well as another $167,000 from private donors. That money was meant to counter anti-Islamic sentiment but instead went...
  • Remains of 9/11 victim identified as Middletown woman

    10/18/2012 6:29:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 18, 2012
    NEW YORK — The New York City medical examiner’s office has identified the remains of another victim of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The office announced Thursday it had identified Anna A. Laverty, a 52-year-old legal secretary at Fiduciary Trust Co. who lived in Middletown. The identification came after remains recovered in the original efforts at the World Trade Center site were retested. More than 2,750 people are listed as having died at the World Trade Center in the attacks. The number of identifications is now 1,634.
  • 101st Airborne views the World Trade Center site

    02/01/2002 3:19:14 PM PST · by Arkie2 · 49 replies · 6+ views
    Army News Service ^ | 23 Jan 02 | unknown
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Army News Service, Jan. 23, 2002) -- An aircraft filled with 101st Airborne Division soldiers en route to Afghanistan circled the World Trade Center disaster site in lower Manhattan last week to remind the troops of why they were deploying. It was the first time since Sept. 11 that the Federal Aviation Administration allowed a commercial plane to fly over the site. Capt. Richard Osborne, pilot of MD-11 World Airways, radioed 20 minutes ahead to coordinate the maneuver and the air traffic controllers were notably moved by the request. "They were happy to do it when we told ...
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • YOUTUBE: The Ballad of Mike Moran (Osama bin Laden, you can kiss my royal Irish ***)

    09/11/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/11/12
    THE BALLAD OF MIKE MORAN
  • Dixie Flag Co. (carefully stitched 360 pound flag) to fly at WTC

    09/11/2012 2:35:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | September 11, 2012 | Neal Morton
    San Antonio, TX ......“To be asked to make the flag is exciting, so very humbling. You want to get it right,” said Van de Putte, whose seamstress grandmother started the company in 1958. “Every detail, from the largest star to the small stitching, has to be absolutely correct.” Six Dixie Flag workers helped design, scale, cut and sew 560 yards of material and 1,650 yards of nylon thread to perfect the flag before it shipped to New York less than two weeks ago. Whether red or white, each stripe stands 55 inches tall while the stars alone span 42 inches...
  • (documentary) "The Falling Man" - 9/11 victim identified: James Briley (2006)

    09/10/2012 6:11:37 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 26 replies
    LiveLeak et al ^ | 2006 | staff
    "A few days after the falling man picture was published, Peter Cheney a journalist from the Globe and Mail was asked to attempt to identify him. He had the image enhanced and immediately saw that the man was black or hispanic with a goatee and a waiter's jacket. Cheney thought that he might have jumped from Windows on the World restaurant which was crowded with over 150 guests and staff at the time of the attack. He began to look for one man among the thousands who were missing that day. It seemed hopeless but late one night Cheney saw...
  • Bomber’s plea: Man behind ’93 WTC attack wants prison rules eased

    08/23/2012 4:39:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/22/12 | Robert Gearty
    The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has apparently grown tired of all those pesky rules at a maximum-security prison known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Ramzi Yousef, 44, serving a life sentence plus 240 years at the so-called Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., is asking an appeals court to soften restrictions at the lockup. Yousef lives in solitary confinement in a 7-foot-by-11-foot cell and says he no longer poses a threat. His lawyer, Bernard Kleinman, says the government has never explained why Yousef is still being held under special administrative measures, also known as SAMs. “They...
  • ‘Obama beam’ installed at One World Trade Center

    08/02/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2 August 2012 | BENJAMIN LESSER
    The 104th floor of the tallest building in the western world features steel signed by the president The steel beam signed by President Obama during a visit to One World Trade Center was installed on the 104th floor Thursday. Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, and Mayor Bloomberg signed the beam during a visit to the construction site on June 14. The beam was installed on the 104th floor as the tower continues to inch closer an expected completion date of late 2013 or early 2014.
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • Egypt's new leader vows to free sheik jailed in US

    06/29/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2012
    CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has vowed to free the blind sheik jailed in the U.S. for a plot to blow up New York City landmarks.
  • World Trade Center tower to surpass Empire State

    04/30/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 30, 2012 11:08 AM
    (CBS/AP) On Monday, the new One World Trade Center is due to reach and surpass the height of the Empire State Building, to become New York City's tallest building. Workers will be putting steel columns in place that will make the unfinished frame of the building a little more than 1,250 feet high—the level of the Empire State Building's highest observation deck. The tower still isn't as high as the antenna that sits on the Empire State Building. (Experts usually don't count antennas or flagpoles when measuring building height.) The "Freedom Tower" isn't expected to reach its full height for...
  • A Compilation Of Material On False Identities In Islamic Terrorism

    09/20/2001 5:11:26 AM PDT · by angkor · 2,681+ views
    Various | September 20, 2001 | Compiled By Angkor
    Is Iraqui Intelligence Involved?Please read in particular Laurie Mylroie's article at the end. There is significant evidence that Ramzi Yousef, a.k.a. Abdul Basit Karim - the key individual in the WTC bombing of 1993 - was likely Iraqi agent. Some Hijackers' Identities Uncertain By Dan Eggen, George Lardner Jr. and Susan Schmidt Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, September 20, 2001; Page A01 FBI officials said yesterday that some of the 19 terrorists who carried out last week's assault on New York and Washington may have stolen the identities of other people, and their real names may remain unknown. Saudi ...
  • The New York Times Manufacturing 911 Faux Controversy

    02/29/2012 7:36:23 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller and the Slimes
    Look at this. What follows is a NY Times media request from David Dunlap of the TImes to 911 family members. Dunlap is trying to create controversy where none exists. He has emailed the 911 families asking if the photo of a billboard for a TV show offends them (see below). Does this offend you? The New York Times demands that we kiss the ring of jihadists. The New York Times, which wantonly shilled, promoted, advanced and shilled for the Ground Zero mosque (which over 80% of the families opposed). But if 911 family members opposed the mosque, they were...
  • Port Authority audit reveals nearly $4B cost overrun for World Trade Center

    02/07/2012 4:51:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    NJ.com ^ | February 7, 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK — The agency building the new World Trade Center has let costs get out of control, with the estimated price tag soaring nearly $4 billion over the last four years, auditors said today. Navigant Consulting said the project is now expected to cost $14.8 billion, 35 percent more than the last estimate, of $11 billion, in 2008. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered the review of the World Trade Center site's owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after the agency's board voted to raise bridge and tunnel tolls...
  • It’s One World-Class Foul-Up at 1 WTC

    02/01/2012 6:16:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2012 | Steve Cuozzo
    <p>The Port Authority is sweatin’ on the dock of the bay.</p> <p>The underground loading dock to 1 World Trade Center, future home of Condé Nast, can’t be finished in time for the media company and other tenants to use the planned 13 cargo bays to move in equipment to build out their space, Realty Check has learned.</p>
  • Newt Gingrich: No Ground Zero Mosque (2010 YouTube)

    01/22/2012 4:12:20 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 7 replies
    Newt speaking on his rejection of a Ground Zero Mosque. Will post link in thread so clickable in thread as well.
  • Ninety floors... and counting: The breathtaking views from One World Trade Center

    01/01/2012 1:35:07 PM PST · by NYer · 97 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2011 | Louise Boyle
    When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Manhattan and one of incredible poignancy for New York City. One World Trade Center reached its 90th floor this week - with just 14 more floors to go until the top. The structure can now be seen from all five boroughs of the city. Stunning pictures showed how the area has been reborn since the 9/11 attacks more than a decade ago where almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the worst ever terrorist attack on American soil. Towering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the...
  • Proposed S. Korean Towers Resemble Exploding World Trade Center

    12/11/2011 2:33:05 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 9, 2011 | JOHN ROSENTHAL
    The unveiling of pictures of planned luxury residential towers scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, has sparked instant controversy. The reason is obvious. The towers, which include a so-called “cloud” feature connecting them around the 27th floors, clearly resemble the World Trade Towers in the process of collapsing following the 9/11 attacks.The designers of the towers, Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, have responded to the controversy by quickly publishing an apology in English. “It was not our intention to create an image resembling the attacks,” the designers insist, “nor did we see the resemblance during the design process.”They did...
  • Footage that kills the conspiracy theories: Unseen 9/11 footage shows WTC Building 7

    11/01/2011 12:37:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2011 | Meghan Keneally
    Its dramatic collapse several hours after the Twin Towers fell triggered a decade of conspiracy theories. Those who believed that the September 11 attacks on America were not carried out by Al Qaeda terrorists pointed to the fall of World Trade Center Building 7 as proof of their wild claims. But a newly released video appears to finally prove once and for all that Building 7 was brought down by the intense heat of the blazing World Trade Center - and not explosives, as conspiracy theorists claim.
  • Secty Napolitano Presents DHS Distinguished Public Service Medal Posthumously to Richard Rescorla

    09/22/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 25 replies · 1+ views
    DHS ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Press Secretary
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to New York City and honored the memory of Richard Rescorla with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Department's highest honor, for his heroic actions on September 11, 2001. "Since the 9/11 attacks, we have seen exceptional models of resilience all around us," said Secretary Napolitano. "By honoring Richard Rescorla with the Distinguished Public Service medal, we remember his heroism and commitment to the preparedness of the thousands of employees under his watch." On September 11, 2011, Richard Rescorla was Second Vice President for Security at Morgan...
  • New Theory on World Trade Center Collapse Blames Explosive Chemical Reaction [Molten AL + H20]

    09/22/2011 9:05:58 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 42 replies
    PopSci.com ^ | 09.21.2011 at 5:45 pm | Clay Dillow
    Molten aluminum mixing with water could have ultimately brought the towers down. More than ten years after the fact, a scientists based at the Norwegian research institute SINTEF is proposing that a well-documented chemical reaction spelled the ultimate demise of the Twin Towers after the attacks of September 11, 2001. This isn’t another conspiracy theory, nor is it proven fact. But Christian Simensen theorizes that a mix of molten aluminum from the aircraft bodies mixed with water from the sprinkler systems could have catalyzed secondary blasts that brought the World Trade Center towers to the ground. Simensen’s idea, presented at...
  • New heory Explains How Twin Towers Collapsed: Was Mixture Of Sprinkler Systems And Molten Aluminum

    09/21/2011 10:09:40 PM PDT · by Ghost of Jesus Gil · 46 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | September 22, 2011 | Eurasia Review
    Simensen claims that it is overwhelmingly likely that the two aircraft were trapped inside an insulating layer of building debris within the skyscrapers. This leads him to believe that it was the aircraft hulls rather than the buildings themselves that absorbed most of the heat from the burning aircraft fuel. The SINTEF scientist believes that the heat melted the aluminium of the aircraft hulls, and the core of his theory is that molten aluminium then found its way downwards within the buildings through staircases and gaps in the floor – and that the flowing aluminium underwent a chemical reaction with...
  • BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

    09/17/2011 4:11:00 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Sept 17, 2011 | swampsniper
    I've never seen this before, it's a tear jerker.
  • Look at these animals at our Embassy in London

    09/11/2011 1:44:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 63 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9-11-11
    Members of the group 'Muslims against Crusades' hold placards as they gather during an anti-U.S. rally, held close to the memorial ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 U.S. attacks at the Memorial Garden, adjacent to the U.S. Embassy in central London, Sunday Sept. 11, 2011.
  • The Years of Shame (Giuliani, Bush Shamefully Cashed In on the Horror)[UNBELIEVABLE!!]

    09/11/2011 7:04:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 11, 2011 | Paul Krugman
    Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued? Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd. What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all...