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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
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This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
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The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
It's an auspicious day for New York City today, with a ribbon cutting for 4 World Trade Center, the first of the buildings in the new World Trade Center complex to open for business. Although the LEED-certified building is intended for use as private offices and retail spaces, its 57th floor with sweeping views of the city will be available for event rentals -- not doubt for a pretty penny!
The formal arrival of 4 World Trade Center marks an important moment for New York City, which has been pushing forward on recovery from the terrorist attacks that gutted Lower Manhattan on 11 September, 2001. As the World Trade Center complex begins to come together with innovative, striking, and defiant architecture, the city is projecting a clear message to the nation and the world: it's remaining at the heart of business, culture, and society in America.
Designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, the building doesn't have the flash of Freedom Tower, but its quieter, more restrained aesthetic is still striking, and Maki has done an excellent job of integrating indoor and outdoor space. He was sensitive to the fact that the World Trade Center Memorial is very close to 4 World Trade Center. For this reason, he maintained a seamlessly somber, reflective design within the entry to and lobby of the building, transitioning to an interior with rich views of the surrounding trees and blue skies (on sunny days) to create a tranquil and elegant space.
How did the building earn the coveted LEED Gold certification? A number of measures, including the use of rainwater collection and low-flow fixtures, insulated floor-to-ceiling glass, highly efficient heating and cooling systems, smarter elevators, and a committment to using renewable sources for the building's energy needs. Those windows, by the way, offer unparalleled natural light and a gorgeous view of the city, cutting down on the need for lighting and creating a more open, beautiful workspace.
Cleaning materials used throughout the building are environmentally friendly and the air conditioning system does not use ozone-depleting chemicals. Workers and visitors to the building are encouraged to help out the environment with a parking program that gives priority spaces to eco-friendly vehicles, and construction crews even thought about the environment while building with a low-emissions program to keep their neighbors comfortable.
While researching this article, I found a historic photo of the original World Trade Center under construction. It was a strangely emotional moment for me, and I thought I'd share it with you:
This image was taken from New Jersey, and as you can see, only one of the Twin Towers had an antenna at this stage of construction. It's still jarring to see the New York skyline without these familiar structures, but today marks an important moment in New York's journey towards a new skyline, and a new life.