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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
CNN producers arrested for trying to sneak into World Trade Center

CNN producers arrested for trying to sneak into World Trade Center

March 26 (UPI) -- Two CNN producers have been arrested for repeatedly trying to enter a restricted area in the One World Trade Center.
Aileen Graef
The National September 11 Memorial Museum to open to public in May

The National September 11 Memorial Museum to open to public in May

March 25 (UPI) -- Those most affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will have five days to visit the memorial museum in New York before it opens to the public.
Frances Burns
Four charged with base jumping off World Trade Center in New York

Four charged with base jumping off World Trade Center in New York

March 25 (UPI) -- Video of September base jump off World Trade Center released as four men arrested for stunt.
Frances Burns
Teen busted on top floor of 1 World Trade Center

Teen busted on top floor of 1 World Trade Center

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Port Authority police in New York said a teenager climbed through a hole in the exterior wall at 1 World Trade Center and made his way to the 104th floor.
Teen climbs 1 World Trade Center, hangs out on roof for 2 hours

Teen climbs 1 World Trade Center, hangs out on roof for 2 hours

March 20 (UPI) -- A New Jersey teen was arrested early Sunday after he slipped past guards and climbed to the spire of 1 World Trade Center.
Gabrielle Levy

Trial of Abu Gaith, bin Laden's son-in-law, begins in New York

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, was accused in court by prosecutors in New York of aiding in terror plots and providing material support.
Time offers 360-degree view from 1 World Trade Center

Time offers 360-degree view from 1 World Trade Center

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Thanks to Time, online viewers can catch a glimpse of New York City from atop the tallest building in the Wester Hemisphere.
Brooks Hays

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
By United Press International

Report: 1990s FBI/CIA mole killed by al-Qaida operatives in Bosnia War

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An FBI mole in the 1990s who provided intelligence on al-Qaida was killed by al-Qaida operatives in Bosnia during the Bosnian War, NBC News reported Thursday.
New DHS Chief, Congress: Homeland Security should focus on border security

New DHS Chief, Congress: Homeland Security should focus on border security

Feb. 26, 2014New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Wednesday discussed his future plans for the department and agreed with members of a congressional committee that his agency needs to focus more on border security.
Stephanie Haines -- Medill News Service

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
By United Press International

Ice falling from 1 World Trade Center closes NYC's West Side Highway

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Falling ice from New York City's 1 World Trade Center closed the city's West Side Highway and several streets and sidewalks Wednesday, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
By United Press International
Anthony Bourdain to open NYC food market

Anthony Bourdain to open NYC food market

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Best guesses for bad-boy foodie Anthony Bourdain's upcoming Manhattan market: It won't take reservations.
Gabrielle Levy
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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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