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Coney Island 9/11 memorial defaced with paint

Coney Island 9/11 memorial defaced with paint

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) --Police have arrested a suspect they believe vandalized a Coney Island 9/11 memorial, smearing white paint along the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance.
Fred Lambert
3 NYC firefighters die on same day of 9/11-linked cancers

3 NYC firefighters die on same day of 9/11-linked cancers

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Three retired New York firefighters died on the same day of cancers linked to the hours they spent in the debris of the World Trade Center.
Frances Burns
Al-Qaida attack on Pakistani frigate foiled

Al-Qaida attack on Pakistani frigate foiled

KARACHI , Pakistan, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Al-Qaida attempted to hijack a Pakistani naval vessel and use it to attack U.S. Navy vessels, Pakistani security officials said.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
By United Press International
9/11 anniversary services will be mostly private

9/11 anniversary services will be mostly private

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) --The services commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11 will be private this year, but the memorials will be open to the public most of the day.
Aileen Graef
Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden

Bill Clinton claims he could have killed Osama Bin Laden

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --According to a recently unearthed interview recorded hours before 9/11, former President Bill Clinton claimed he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden.
Matt Bradwell
More than 2,500 9/11 responders have been diagnosed with cancer

More than 2,500 9/11 responders have been diagnosed with cancer

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --More than 2,500 of the responders to the 9/11 attacks and Ground Zero workers have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of their exposure at the site.
Aileen Graef
Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor Corinthian Colleges shutdown

Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor Corinthian Colleges shutdown

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --Patrick Fitzgerald, who as a U.S. prosecutor investigated the leak of Valerie Plame's CIA cover, was named Friday to monitor the closing of Corinthian Colleges.
Frances Burns
9/11 museum scraps plans for fancy restaurant run by Shake Shack owner

9/11 museum scraps plans for fancy restaurant run by Shake Shack owner

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) --New York's 9/11 Memorial Museum will no longer feature a high-end restaurant with beer and wine sales after mounting criticism and accusations of insensitivity.
Matt Bradwell
WATCH: Lightning strikes new World Trade Center tower

WATCH: Lightning strikes new World Trade Center tower

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) --Witnesses snapped photographs and video of lightning hitting the top of One World Trade Center in New York City.
Kate Stanton
Obama honors the memories of the victims of 9/11

Obama honors the memories of the victims of 9/11

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --President Barack Obama visited New York Thursday to dedicate the new 9/11 museum, honoring the victims, survivors, and first responders from the attacks.
Aileen Graef

Tony Genaro, film and TV actor, dead at 72

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) --Actor Tony Genaro has died of natural causes at his Hollywood home, his daughter Zhanara confirmed. He was 72.
Karen Butler
Unidentified remains from 9/11 attack to be moved to repository in museum

Unidentified remains from 9/11 attack to be moved to repository in museum

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The unidentified remains of those killed in the 2001 attack on New York's World Trade Center are to be moved to a repository on the site.
Frances Burns
Men who parachuted from the World Trade Center plead 'Not guilty'

Men who parachuted from the World Trade Center plead 'Not guilty'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The four men who BASE jumped the World Trade Center tower were arraigned and plead "Not guilty" to three charges including burglary Tuesday.
JC Sevcik
Sept. 11, 2001, tribunal adjourned until June

Sept. 11, 2001, tribunal adjourned until June

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 18 (UPI) -- The 9/11 military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay was adjourned until June, with the judge considering the appointment of independent lawyers to advise the accused.
Ed Adamczyk
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (R) and Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) pause for a moment of silence at the reflecting pool at the site of the former twin towers, on the seventh anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, in New York September 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Peter Foley/POOL)
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The World Trade Center (WTC) was a complex in Lower Manhattan whose seven buildings were destroyed in 2001 in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks.

The original World Trade Center was designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. In gaining approval for the project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to take over the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad which became the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH). Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center took place on August 5, 1966. The North Tower (1) was completed in December 1970 and the South Tower (2) was finished in July 1971. Construction of the World Trade Center involved excavating a large amount of material which was used in making Battery Park City on the west side of Lower Manhattan.

The complex was located in the heart of New York City's downtown financial district and contained 13.4 million square feet (1.24 million m2) of office space. The Windows on the World restaurant was located on the 106th and 107th floors of the North Tower, while the Top of the World observation deck was located on the 107th floor of the South Tower. Other World Trade Center buildings included the Marriott World Trade Center; 6 World Trade Center, which housed the United States Customs; and 7 World Trade Center, which was built in the 1980s. The World Trade Center experienced a fire on February 13, 1975 and a bombing on February 26, 1993. In 1998, the Port Authority decided to privatize the World Trade Center, leasing the buildings to a private company to manage, and awarded the lease to Silverstein Properties in July 2001.

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