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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. Read More >>

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Watch Two People BASE Jump From the One World Trade Center

Brace yourselves. This newly-uploaded video shows two people walking to the edge of the tallest building in the Northern Hemisphere—One World Trade—and jumping off. Read More >>

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Teen Sneaks Past Sleeping Guard to Reach Top of One WTC

Weehawken 16-year-old Justin Casquejo pulled a fast one on the guards at One World Trade Center on Sunday, reaching the spire of the 1,776-foot-tall tower around 4AM and hanging out for at least two hours. Some people's rebellious teenage phases are just cooler than others. Read More >>

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Photos of Tourists Staring at the WTC Are Weirdly Riveting

If you've ever been to Lower Manhattan, you've seen them: Swarms of sightseers with their eyes raised skyward, gawking at One World Trade Centre. Annoying to some, but revealing to photographer Keith Goldstein—whose photo essay Looking On captures the neck craning. Read More >>

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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 Centre site. It's an inopportune location for howling (although, really, where is?), but it's hardly the first building to surprise its neighbours by humming or whistling. Read More >>

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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 neighbourhood residents, there's something far spookier going on at the WTC site: A "ghoulish" howling that happens during storms and high winds. Read More >>

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Behind the Scenes of Building the New World Trade Center

An escalator suspended 101 floors 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, the "elevator man" who took the photo. Read More >>

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How to Install an Escalator on the 101st Floor of America's Tallest Building

Here we see an an escalator being hoisted by to the 101st floor of World Trade Centre 1. (How did you think they got escalators up that high?) At first glance, the dizzying perspective of this photo will make your brain hurt. Read More >>

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