Officials: WTC fire a false alarm

New York City firefighters gather at the base

New York City firefighters gather at the base of One World Trade Center, right, where they were summoned by the report of a fire. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it was a false alarm. (Aug. 8, 2012) (Credit: AP)

A reported "all hands" fire call Wednesday morning at One World Trade Center ended up being a false alarm, the Port Authority said.

The Port Authority, which owns the site, said the New York City Office of Emergency Management told it the FDNY had "concluded their search of the building with negative results" in the aftermath of the call, received at 7:42 a.m.

The FDNY initially declared the call an "all hands" fire -- dispatching more than 100 firefighters to the site.

One World Trade, previously known as The Freedom Tower, is on the site of the World Trade Center complex destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The 104-story skyscraper is being built where Six World Trade Center stood. It is bounded by West, Vesey, Washington and Fulton streets and -- with antenna -- will rise 1,776 feet.

The tower, scheduled to be completed in 2014, edged out the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City in April, when it eclipsed 1,271 feet.

Last week, a steel beam signed by President Barack Obama was lifted into place atop the skyscraper.

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