FM Tower Saved NYC Broadcasters After 9/11


NYC’s Towering TV Choice: 1 WTC Or Empire

The new One World Trade Center is pitching New York City broadcasters on moving their transmitting operations to the 105-story building in 2015, promising a facility that’s “future-proof” with better over-the-air coverage than the Empire State Building where most of the city’s stations relocated following the 9/11 destruction of the Twin Towers.


World Trade Back In NYC Broadcast Picture

Following 9/11’s destruction of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, New York’s TV stations moved their transmission facilities back to the Empire State Building, where they had been from their early days until the early 1980s. They’re likely to stay there, but management of the fast-rising 1 World Trade Center (pictured) is hoping to lure them back. This is the fourth in a TVNewsCheck series this week on how broadcasters responded to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and how the attacks affected the business.