With the under-construction One World Trade Center fast approaching its final height, President Barack Obama visited the New York tower Thursday to get an update on its growth and help prepare one of the finishing touches.
It has risen -- floor by floor, gleaming steel beam by steel beam -- from the scene of what was incomprehensible destruction more than a decade ago.
Workers constructing 1 World Trade Center prepare for President Obama's visit Thursday and to "top out" the tower.
Federal health authorities Friday recommended that 50 types of cancer be added to the list of covered illnesses for people who were exposed to toxins at the site of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, a White House spokesman said Friday.
A design change to One World Trade Center might jeopardize its plans to become the tallest U.S. building.
The World Trade Center is again the tallest building in New York one year after the killing of Osama bin Laden and more than 10 years after the attacks that brought them down.
Police say a novelty or inert grenade was responsible for the evacuation of a Manhattan skyscraper across the street from the former World Trade Center, the site of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
More than a decade after a terrorist attack brought down New York's twin towers, their replacement -- an emerging new addition to the Manhattan skyline -- has nearly reached a landmark height.
CNN's Maggie Lake talks to World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein about rebuilding after the 9/11 attacks.
Three 60-foot steel beams fell 40 stories at the World Trade Center construction site Thursday after a crane cable snapped.
For the first time since the terror attack on the World Trade Center, the general public is being allowed back onto the site.
The world remembers the victims of 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of the attacks against America.
President Obama and other dignitaries listen as the names of the victims are read
For eight days following Sept. 11, 2001, one search-and-rescue dog looked for survivors in the rubble
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When Robin Murphy saw the World Trade Center towers fall on September 11, she knew of an unexpected group that could help respond: robots.
When you walk in, all you see is a construction site.
Photographer Marcus Robinson has spent the last five years of his life documenting the reconstruction of Ground Zero.
Ralph and Barbara Geidel have spent close to $100,000 on his medical treatment since 2003, when the former fireman and 9/11 first responder was first diagnosed with tongue and neck cancer.
Workers who were involved in the response to the World Trade Center attack will not have their cancer treatments compensated under a program set up after September 11, according to a controversial decision released Tuesday by the World Trade Center Health Program.
A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit to stop the display of the World Trade Center cross at a memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks.
The iconic World Trade Center cross -- two intersecting steel beams that held up when the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001 -- was moved Saturday to its new home at the nearby 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
In a moment of silence, President Obama lays a wreath at Ground Zero in honor of lives lost on September 11, 2001.
Bagpipers sing "God Bless America" with a crowd of people at Ground Zero to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden.
Ten years ago in September, rescue workers began inhaling a toxic mix of airborne debris that curled out of the World Trade Center's mangle of steel, re-bar and concrete, coating in white the clothes and at times the lungs of emergency responders who worked at ground zero.
Twenty-foot walls of water. Ships, cars and houses swept away in a raging, debris-strewn mass. One man rescued from atop the roof of his home after three days spent miles out into the ocean.
On September 11, 2001, when thousands of innocent men and women lost their lives, tens of thousands more came to their assistance.
The deadline has been extended for thousands of 9/11 first responders to accept a $712 million settlement agreement with the city of New York over illnesses stemming from their exposure to toxic dust at ground zero.
Nine Septembers have come and gone and yet, the many days that separate America now from a chilling day in its history did not dull remembrance Saturday.
After years of battles and negotiations, the 9/11 memorial nears completion. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.
There is new life at the World Trade Center site.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution."
Archaeologists unearth an 18th century ship in lower Manhattan. CNN's Mary Snow goes to the scene of the discovery.
The U.S. District Judge overseeing the lawsuit filed by thousands of 9/11 first responders exposed to toxic dust at ground zero called the proposed amended settlement "a very good deal."
A federal judge said Friday that he will not approve a proposed $657 million settlement for people sickened after working on the World Trade Center site until it is negotiated further.
A New York judge Friday postponed a decision on a proposed $657 million settlement for people who became ill after working on the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Newly released text messages reportedly from the morning of September 11, 2001, show panicked family members trying to contact loved ones and officials frantically trying to grasp what was happening.
A whistleblower Web site has posted what it says is a half-million text messages from 9/11. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
The USS New York, built with steel from the World Trade Center, stops beside the WTC site for a 21-gun salute.
About 1 in 7, or 13.5 percent of adults who encountered intense dust clouds after the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 were later found to have asthma, compared with just 8.4 percent who had no dust cloud exposure, researchers in Atlanta and New York City reported on Tuesday.
Well, good morning, or perhaps good afternoon. It's pretty clear the president served in the Senate and not in the House of Representatives, because, of course, in the House, we have the five-minute rule.
The agency that owns the space where the World Trade Center towers stood is freeing itself of the term "freedom" to describe the signature skyscraper replacing the buildings destroyed on September 11, 2001.
Crews excavating the World Trade Center site this summer for the foundations of a new skyscraper have uncovered features carved into the bedrock by glaciers about 20,000 years ago, including a 40-foot-deep pothole
New data from a public health registry that tracks the health effects of 9/11 suggest that as many as 70,000 people may have developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the terrorist attacks
With moments of silence punctuated by somber music, readings of names, and tears, Americans held solemn memorial services Thursday to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
On September 11, 2001, Kathryn Freed watched from two blocks away as a plane hit the World Trade Center's north tower.
My son is 7 now. He was just about 7 weeks old when his grandmother, Ann McGovern, my mother, died in the World Trade Center attacks.
Seven years after the terrorist attacks that brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center, left a large hole in the Pentagon and sent a jetliner plunging into a Pennsylvania field, the nation paused to remember on Thursday.
Reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is over budget and won't be finished by the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that destroyed the twin towers, the owners reported Monday.
The developer of the World Trade Center in New York is seeking $12.3 billion in damages from the airlines and other companies associated with the September 11 terrorist attacks, his spokesman said Thursday.
For all the delays in rebuilding New York's Ground Zero site and the tortured process to bring down the wounded tower that used to belong to Deutsche Bank (see related article), there are increasing signs of progress at the site.
For New Yorkers it felt like a flashback to Sept. 11. At 3:36 P.M. on Aug. 18, 2007, came a report that a skyscraper was burning about 150 feet from where the World Trade Center's Twin Towers once stood. Thick black smoke was pouring out of the shell of what used to be the Deutsche Bank building. The structure had been badly damaged in the terrorist attack when portions of the collapsing south tower dug a 15-story gash and propelled toxic dust into it. Six years later the bank building was finally being taken down.
On a blustery January day, a few tourists gather at the spot where the World Trade Center once stood in New York City. In pictures, words and a roll call of the dead, an area of kiosks and signs near the eastern edge of the site recounts the events of September 11, 2001.
On the sixth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Americans are pausing to commemorate the tragedy.
Relatives of September 11 victims and government officials marked the sixth anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks.
CNN's Bill Schneider takes a look at new poll numbers on the war on terror, six years after the attacks on 9/11.
Six years after the worst terror attacks on U.S. soil, three in 10 Americans believe the United States and its allies are winning the global war on terror -- one of the main justifications cited by the Bush administration for the war in Iraq.
After dismantling two car bombs in central London, British authorities search for the conspirators.
A computer simulation of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, posted on the Web site YouTube by Purdue University researchers, shows how hijacked planes crashed through the twin towers, stripping fireproofing materials from the steel columns and eventually leading to their collapse.
A woman who died of lung disease five months after the September 11, 2001 attacks has been added to the medical examiner's list of attack victims.
The government agency that owns the World Trade Center site is trying to attract private equity or hedge funds into investing in the $3 billion replacement Freedom Tower, according to a published report.
The attacks of September 11, 2001, reshaped the face of the nation and the course of history. Our lives and the lives of those to come -- not just here in New York or the United States, but around the globe -- have changed forever.
The city allowed people to return to Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers even though officials were told the air was not yet safe, according to an internal memo from a New York City Health Department official.
"World Trade Center," a feature film about the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York's twin towers, opens in theaters this week. We asked our readers if movie audiences are ready for a film about that day. Here is a selection of your responses, some of which have been edited:
Five years later, the rawness of the horror of September 11, 2001, has never gone away.
After 12 years of legal delays, a jury this week began hearing arguments about whether the owners of the World Trade Center should be held liable for the 1993 terrorist attack on the fallen landmark.
The proposed tallest building in the world, meant to take the place of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, will be redesigned, New York Gov. George Pataki said Wednesday.
Saying it has exhausted all DNA technology, the New York City Medical Examiner has halted the process of identifying human remains from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site.
Workers from the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center have signed a lease to create the city's first employee-run restaurant -- only a walk from ground zero.
Real estate developer Larry Silverstein, who envisions replacing all the commercial office space destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, won a court victory Monday that may help him do so.
Victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including individuals killed or seriously injured and individuals and businesses impacted by the strikes, have received at least $38.1 billion in compensation, a study said Tuesday, with New York businesses receiving 62 percent of the total.
The steel frame of the first skyscraper to replace one of the seven Lower Manhattan buildings destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was completed Thursday.
The chairman of the panel investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001, said his commission found that the "United States government was simply not active enough in combating the terrorist threat before 9/11."
In an emotional ceremony Sunday, New York laid the cornerstone for the new Freedom Tower, promising it will reclaim the city's skyline, altered after the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001.
The independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks completed its public hearings Thursday by concluding that U.S. officials were unprepared "in every respect" to stop the suicide hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people.
One day after former New York fire and police department officials drew criticism over communication problems that plagued rescue efforts during the World Trade Center attacks, the boss of both agencies is set to face the 9/11 commission Wednesday.
Groundbreaking for the tallest building in the world, to rise from the ashes of the World Trade Center site, will take place July 4, Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday.
A federal jury delivered a decisive setback Monday to World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein in his dispute with his largest insurer for the twin towers toppled in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
More than 25,000 people have signed up for a registry measuring the long-term health effects of the 9/11 attacks in New York, the city's health department said.
Families of victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack said Wednesday they will go back to court to find out more about the final hours of their relatives' lives on September 11, 2001.
Plans for the redesigned World Trade Center memorial went public Wednesday when the architect unveiled his changes to "Reflecting Absence."
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