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20 Years After 9/11: The 'Age of Skyscrapers' Is Nowhere Near Over

Despite predictions that the events of September 11, 2001 would be the end of skyscrapers, U.S. cities are building more tall buildings than ever.

September 12, 2021 - San Francisco Chronicle

Citi Bike Rack

Citi Bikes Ingrained in Gotham, For Better or Worse

Six of the eight victims of the deadliest act of terrorism in New York since 9/11 were riding Citi Bikes. The same day, a bus driver was charged in the death of the bikeshare's first fatality. Two more Citi Bike-related deaths occurred this year.

November 4, 2017 - Planetizen

9/11 Memorial

How 9/11 Inspired Public Service as an Urban Planner

The account of how the terror and tragedy of 9/11 led an urban planner from working for a private consulting firm to working in the public sector.

September 12, 2016 - UrbDeZine

New York

Taking Stock of New York's Changing Skyline Post-9/11

Fear that skyscrapers might be a persistent target of terrorist attacks did not last long beyond the days and months following 9/11. Neither terrorists nor the Great Recession have stopped the city's skyline from continuing to reaching skyward.

September 11, 2016 - The Record

Rail Stations Shortchanged as Homeland Security Focuses on Airports

Rail travelers are not subject to the same degree of security measures as air travelers according to security experts, reports Ron Nixon for The New York Times. Yet far more travel by rail than plane, and rail has been a terrorist target abroad.

December 15, 2015 - The New York Times

Skyscraper Envy?

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) expressed irritation that Chicago is no longer a world-class city when it comes to building heights. The issue arose during a Senate floor discussion on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Chicago's Willis Tower ranks #11.

July 18, 2014 - Politico

Watch the National September 11 Memorial Museum Rise from the Ground

A time-lapse camera installed by a live webcam company called EarthCam has produced a beautiful two-and-a-half-minute video showing the construction of the September 11 Memorial and Museum.

May 23, 2014 - Fast Co. Design

How Bloomberg's Bluster Inspired New York to Build Taller

Kicking off its in-depth examination of the ways in which New York City has been remade during Mayor Bloomberg's tenure, Matthew Schuerman looks at the city's astonishing vertical growth, a significant feat considering the shadow of 9/11.

July 11, 2013 - WNYC

Airport Expansion: A Losing Bet

Often depicted as drivers of local economies, airports have struggled to stay profitable as passenger air travel continues to languish. Steve Malaga presents the case that throwing money at this particular problem can actually make things worse.

November 21, 2012 - City Journal

Place Overpowers Bunkers in Cleveland's Post-9/11 Projects

A decade after terrorist attacks looked to usher in an age of security-heavy architecture, new projects in cities are eschewing the security bunker for eyes and feet on the street.

August 19, 2011 - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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