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Old December 17th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #1981
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I realize that, but if that wasn't intentional, then they were sure lucky to create such a cool effect.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #1982
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There's a bunch of new trees at the corner of Greenwich and Fulton waiting to be placed!!

I thought they don't plant them in the winter? (or is it not officially winter yet, even though it's like a blizzard outside right now )
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Old December 17th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #1983
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The best time to plant deciduous trees is in the winter when they're dormant. (Worst time is during the hottest part of summer.) It could be difficult if the ground/soil is frozen as hard as a rock, but that must not be a problem here. However, it is weird seeing the new trees and snow at the same time:

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Edit: I like the pattern that the snow reveals on the pavilion roof.


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Old December 26th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #1984
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I drove by on the 26th of Dec, and the medians have progressed a lot. They will be very wide and beautiful.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 01:04 PM   #1985
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When is the museum scheduled to open? I mean its early 2014 now...
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Old January 1st, 2014, 05:54 PM   #1986
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When is the museum scheduled to open? I mean its early 2014 now...
mid/late 2014
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 06:22 PM   #1987
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 11:11 PM   #1988
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I visited the memorial last week and noticed many small stainless steel bars mounted to the underside of the bronze name plates in a random fashion. The bars are approx. 1/4" in diameter and are engraved with something like: "due to ongoing repair work please keep distance from edge"... anyone know what this is about?
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Old January 5th, 2014, 12:34 AM   #1989
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I visited the memorial last week and noticed many small stainless steel bars mounted to the underside of the bronze name plates in a random fashion. The bars are approx. 1/4" in diameter and are engraved with something like: "due to ongoing repair work please keep distance from edge"... anyone know what this is about?
Maybe they are trying to fix this:

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Uh-oh. Looks like the bronze panels have a noticeable deflection, I hope engineers counted the live loads.

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Old January 6th, 2014, 03:02 AM   #1990
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:05 PM   #1991
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I visited the memorial last week and noticed many small stainless steel bars mounted to the underside of the bronze name plates in a random fashion. The bars are approx. 1/4" in diameter and are engraved with something like: "due to ongoing repair work please keep distance from edge"... anyone know what this is about?
The bars and their engraved message ("Panel Maintenance Under Way - Please Keep Away From Front Edge - Thank You") can be seen in this photo:

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Old January 19th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #1992
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Does someone know what they're doing here?

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Old January 19th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #1993
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Right side - staging area for all snow clearing equipment. Left side is a access hold to take in/out large construction equipment and museum pieces. That will be sealed up late on after they done with everything. This all temporary for now.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 10:49 AM   #1994
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Quite interesting perspective, shows the new canopy over the entrance to the museum

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 12:48 PM   #1995
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When will the museum be open? went last April and it was shut, going again in September (back end) will it be open by then? missus is interested in seeing inside it
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Late spring is the current prediction, so September should be pretty safe
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Old January 24th, 2014, 11:19 AM   #1997
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I don't really get why it needs so much money to run (not to build) a museum in such a popular spot..

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...&ref=arts&_r=0

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The foundation that oversees the National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center voted on Thursday to charge visitors $24 for admission to the underground museum that is scheduled to open this spring. The above-ground memorial that occupies the footprints of the twin towers — and has hosted 11.5 million visitors since it opened two years ago — will continue to be free.

The foundation emphasized that the families of victims would not pay any fees, and that schools, seniors and certain other groups would be eligible for discounted tickets. The museum will also offer free admission for three hours each week. Joseph C. Daniels, the president and chief executive of the foundation, said in a statement that the charge was essential to ensure the organization’s financial health, especially since the museum does not receive governmental support for its operating costs. Critics of the museum have opposed the foundation’s plan to charge admission. According to research commissioned by the foundation, however, the overwhelming majority of people surveyed agreed that it was necessary to charge some sort of fee.
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Old January 25th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #1998
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I don't really get why it needs so much money to run (not to build) a museum in such a popular spot..

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...&ref=arts&_r=0
According to this article: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1589891 their annual operating costs are $63,000,000 with $10,000,000 of that going for security. No explanation given for the other $53,000,000 goes. I'm sure a large portion of it goes to salaries since the directors salary alone is $400,000!
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Old January 25th, 2014, 11:03 PM   #1999
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Wonderful news.

The Museum is opening in May!
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Looks like they have installed more bollards on Greenwhich Street behind the memorial pavilion.
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