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One World Trade Center to open observatory to visitors this spring


  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

New York City's One World Trade Center this spring plans to start offering tours that include a stop at the building's observatory, which overlooks the city from as high as 1,250 feet above the ground… Read More

Construction begins to replace church destroyed in NYC on 9/11


  • Dezeen magazine

Construction has started on the Santiago Calatrava-designed Saint Nicholas National Shrine replacement project in New York City. Calatrava says the new Greek Orthodox Church will be built with white V… Read More

Calif. officials push for water infrastructure investments


  • Reuters

California needs to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in its water infrastructure and adopt permanent conservation measures in order to maintain its water supply amid population growth, drought a… Read More