Photographs by (AP/Port Authority of NY & NJ, Durst Organization
This computer generated updated artist rendering, incorporating recent design modifications, released by The Port Authority of NY & NJ and The Durst Organization in New York on Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012, shows an evening view of One World Trade Center, center, from Pier 40 on the Hudson River.
Originally published August 8, 2012 at 07:58a.m., updated August 8, 2012 at 08:00a.m.
NEW YORK A fire broke out Wednesday morning on the 88th floor of One World Trade Center, the tower under construction in lower Manhattan, a spokesman for New York City’s fire department said.
The fire was under control as of 7:38 a.m., Matt Coppeto, a spokesman for the fire department, said by telephone.
Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, says the fire report was called in by a member of the public Wednesday and is believed to be a false alarm. The report was thought to be related to welding at One Word Trade Center.
The fire department says the situation “probably will hold.”
Last week, a steel beam signed by President Barack Obama was lifted into place at the top of the 104-story skyscraper that’s being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. It’s expected to be completed in 2014.
Information for this article was contributed by The Associated Press.