August 8: Fire breaks out on 88th floor of WTC 1 (Building does not collapse)
Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out on the 88th floor of 1 World Trade Center Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The fire, which may have been sparked by a welding incident, was reported to the FDNY just before 7:45 a.m. It was under control by 8:40 a.m.
No one was inside the building when the fire started.
Officials advised motorists to expect heavy traffic delays and possible street closures in the area.
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.