World Trade Center is a building in New York City located across
from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The name 7 World
Trade Center has referred to two buildings: the original structure,
developed in 1984, and the current structure. The original building
was destroyed in the September 11 attacks and replaced with the new
7 World Trade Center, which opened in 2006. Both buildings were
developed by Larry Silverstein who holds a ground lease for the site
from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The original
7 World Trade Center was 47 stories tall, clad in red exterior
masonry, and occupied a trapezoid-shaped footprint. On September 11,
2001, the building was heavily damaged by debris when the adjacent
twin towers collapsed. Its structural integrity was further
compromised by fires which burned throughout the afternoon. The
original 7 World Trade Center collapsed at 5:20 p.m. on September 11
due to the combined effect of structural and fire damage. The new
7 World Trade Center construction began in 2002 and was completed in
2006. It is 52 stories tall and situated above a power substation. It
was built on a smaller footprint than the original to allow Greenwich
Street to be restored from TriBeCa through the World Trade Center site
and south to Battery Park.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Edward I (statue pictured) became King of England, succeeding his
father Henry III who died five days earlier.
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes made
the first successful untethered flight by humans in a hot air balloon,
which was constructed by the Montgolfier brothers.
Irish War of Independence: On Bloody Sunday in Dublin, the Irish
Republican Army killed more than a dozen British intelligence officers
known as the Cairo Gang, and the Auxiliaries of the Royal Irish
Constabulary opened fire on players and spectators at a Gaelic
football match in Croke Park.
The Sino-Indian War ended after the Chinese People's Liberation Army
declared a unilateral ceasefire and withdrew to the prewar Line of
Actual Control, returning all the territory they had captured during
God Defend New Zealand became New Zealand's second national anthem,
on equal standing with God Save the Queen, which had been the
traditional one since 1840.
Wiktionary's Word of the day:
nickel and dime: (US) To quibble over trifling amounts of money.
Wikiquote of the day:
It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in
which he is within his mother's womb, and from the pure animal state
which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the
maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries
to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn
something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him. -- Voltaire