Displaying all articles tagged:

World Trade Center

Most Recent Articles

Seven Years Later

Tell us what you think, seven years later.

By Chris Rovzar

No New 9/11 Commission After All?

The director of an effort to reexamine the events of September 11, 2001, has failed to collect enough signatures to get on the November ballot.

JPMorgan Chase Profits Fall 53 Percent

But they did better than analysts predicted. That, plus the latest on Hamptons real-estate prices, Condé Nast's upper echelons, and the "You go girl!" spinner, in our daily industry roundup.

Wait, How Does Larry Silverstein Think These WTC Towers Will Get Built?

WTC Towers

Larry Silverstein's feeling upbeat about the future, but we wonder about his grip on reality as it currently stands. Addressing a roomful of construction pros yesterday, the developer promised that the four towers he wants to build at the World Trade Center site will open by 2012 (with retail comprising “big boxes, little boxes, restaurants, and bars”) and told us later that the site would deliver “an urban experience” as walkable as Bleecker Street — “with bollards, of course.” Lovely. But Silverstein also claimed that construction inflation is starting to level off just as his architects are due to start confronting the problem of how to connect four distinct skyscrapers underground. “I was at the General Contractors Association table, and eyebrows went up when he said that,” says Rick Bell, head of the local American Institute of Architects chapter, who has visited the design studio where Silverstein's starchitects are laboring to cost out the towers' underground guts. “I didn't get any consensus on that from contractors or from architects.”

For the Family of Sneha Anne Philip, Closure

Sneha
On the afternoon of September 10, 2001, Sneha Anne Philip, a physician who lived with her husband in Battery Park City, went shopping for shoes, linens, and lingerie at Century 21, directly across the street from the World Trade Center. She was never seen again. Her family has spent much of the last five-plus years trying to prove that Dr. Philip died the following day in the World Trade Center attack — most likely a hero, running into the crumbling building to administer aid — and not one night earlier under the potentially tawdry circumstances, involving drugs, alcohol, and an unhappy marriage, that a New York State Court judge suggested three years ago. (New York reported on the mystery surrounding her disappearance in June of 2006.) This afternoon, her family won. A Manhattan appellate court ruled that Sneha Philip officially and legally died on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center. She is the 2,751st official victim of the World Trade Center attack.