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The Times takes a look at the men building NYC's tallest skyscraper

The Times takes a look at the men building NYC's tallest skyscraper

04/30/12 02:43PM

On Monday, One World Trade Center became the tallest skyscraper in New York City, standing at just north of 1,250 feet. This is no small feat, of course.New York Times photographer, Damon Winter, spent five days in July with the local ironworkers working on the building, capturing the progress.The Times' Lens blog is now displaying some of Winter's incredible images from his time atop 1 WTC.Winter captures the workers in their natural terrain high above Manhattan as they negotiate beams, have coffee breaks and carry buckets of bolts. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, April 30, 2012

04/30/12 01:15PM

HERE'S WHAT WASHINGTON REALLY DOESBY ROBERT J. SAMUELSONWASHINGTON POSTThe real Washington has government paid for by the rich and well-to-do. Benefits go mainly to the poor and middle class, while politicians of both parties live in fear that they might offend the “will of the people” — voters. Political leaders don’t lead. They take the path of least resistance, which has been to do little except to find scapegoats — “the rich,” “special interests,” “liberals,” “conservatives” — that arouse their supporters’ angriest antagonisms. read more

Romney aide: It's 'divisive' for Obama campaign to highlight bin Laden killing

04/30/12 10:57AM

With Monday’s one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the Obama campaign has been using the episode to showcase what it sees as the president’s leadership qualities – as well as to cast doubt on whether Mitt Romney would have made the same call.Team Obama lately has been highlighting a quote from Romney, in which he downplayed the importance of killing the al Qaeda leader. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” said Romney in 2007.That contrast appears to have Team Romney worried. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, April 30

04/30/12 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama jabs at Romney at White House Correspondents' dinnerRenewal of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan may complicate talks Clippers stun Grizzlies with late 27-point rallyHunt for Kony proves tough for U.S.Former Israeli Prime Minister: Don't strike IranObama, Bill Clinton team up on campaign trailAnother Mass. pol in 2012 spotlightEased tensions lower chances of Iran strike, experts sayWal-Mart’s plans for growth complicated by bribery scandalRights group: US asylum likely for China dissident read more