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Fire burns at the Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan - Aug 18, 2007 (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Push On To Bring NYC Under Uniform Fire Codes

If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.

09/19/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg with Chris Wragge at the World Trade Center site - Sep 11, 2012 (credit: WLNY)

Mayor Bloomberg Calls WTC Construction Most Complex Project ‘In History Of The World’

The situation, the mayor said, was quite complicated, so delays were to be expected. In fact, he called construction at the World Trade Center “probably the most complex construction project in the history in the world.”

09/11/2012

Spiral staircase inside the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Fiterman Hall - New York, NY (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Rebirth In Lower Manhattan: New Fiterman Hall Opens Next Week

Seven World Trade Center was the first building opened to replace one that was destroyed on 9/11. On August 27, a Borough of Manhattan Community College building will be the second.

08/21/2012

Overlooking the Old Deutsche Bank Site (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Closing Arguments Continue In Deutsche Bank Manslaughter Trial

While regulators fell short, three construction company supervisors are the ones to blame for two firefighters’ deaths in a condemned ground zero tower, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday.

06/15/2011

Smoke rises from the Deutsche Bank Building bordering Ground Zero (credit: AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)

Defense: Fatal Deutsche Bank Fire A ‘Bad Circumstance’

No one imagined the way careless smoking spiraled into a deadly inferno in a toxic ground zero bank tower, so three construction-company supervisors shouldn’t be blamed for it, defense lawyers said Tuesday.

06/14/2011

Smoke rises from the Deutsche Bank Building bordering Ground Zero (credit: AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)

Testimony Ends In Deutsche Bank Building Fire Trial

Testimony has wrapped up in the manslaughter trial stemming from a blaze that killed two firefighters in a condemned Ground Zero skyscraper damaged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Closing arguments are expected to start June 14.

06/07/2011

Smoke rises from the Deutsche Bank Building bordering Ground Zero (credit: AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)

Ground Zero Toxic Tower Fire Trial ‘Nearing End’

Prosecutors have rested their manslaughter case against three construction-company supervisors charged in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a toxic, condemned ground zero bank tower.

06/01/2011

From left: Jeffrey Melofchik, Salvatore DePaola, and Mitchel Alvo (AP Photos/Seth Wenig, File)

Criminal Trial In Deadly Deutsche Bank Building Fire Begins

Mitchell Alvo, Jeffrey Melofchik and Salvatore DePaola are charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino in 2007.

04/04/2011

Overlooking the Old Deutsche Bank Site (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Demolition Of Deutsche Bank Bldg. Finally Wraps Up

The final pieces of the dreaded Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan were being removed Thursday, forever turning the page on the city’s dark history.

01/20/2011

Construction of One World Trade Center is seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2011 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Work Continues At Ground Zero

The toxic Deutsche Bank building’s demolition is nearing completion and construction of One World Trade Center is moving along.

01/10/2011

In this file photo taken August 18, 2007, the former Deutsche Bank Building (center) burns near Ground Zero. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

Bank Tower Damaged On 9/11 Finally Coming Down

The demise of the 41-story former Deutsche Bank building is at least as welcome to its neighbors as the construction of new trade center towers.

01/09/2011