World Trade Center: Fire reported at skyscraper at NY ground zero site

6:50 AM, Aug 8, 2012   |    comments
One World Trade Center, the central skyscraper at Ground Zero, has a price tag of $3.8 billion, which would make it the world's most expensive new office tower. The 1,776-foot skyscraper is expected to be completed at the end of 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a fire on the 88th floor of the New York City skyscraper under construction at ground zero is likely a false alarm.

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.

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