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Old January 27th, 2014, 04:49 PM   #2001
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In WTC Milestone, Fence to Come Down In WTC Milestone, Fence to Come Down



"...One of the big events of this year: dismantling a blue fence.

For 13 years, the 16-acre site has been fenced off from the rest of Downtown as the rebuilding process has continued. The memorial opened two years ago, but access has been limited to ticketed visitors who pass through the fence on a narrow walkway.

In 2014, portions of the fence will be dismantled, enabling people to go back and forth freely between the memorial and parts of downtown, according to Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He said he is "100%" sure it will happen this year, perhaps as early as May when the 9/11 Memorial Museum on the site is scheduled to open..."

"...a Port Authority representative said possible plans for fencing removal this year would include the west side of the memorial plaza along West Street, the south end along Liberty Street and a portion of Greenwich Street..."
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Old January 27th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #2002
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Great news, although I'm a bit disappointed that the NE quadrant is not scheduled to open together with the museum..

There is lots of work going on at the memorial along West Street, would be great to watch on the KPI TV cams placed at the World Financial Center if those were still available
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Old January 29th, 2014, 08:07 AM   #2003
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Idk doesn't make sense that the NE quadrant is 2/3 complete and that's the entrance to the museum, I don't see how they won't finish that off by May and remove the fencing. Unless they are going to use the exit by the South Pool as a temp. entrance/exit.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #2004
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They might leave a small area open right by the entrance accessible from Greenwich street.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:39 PM   #2005
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See that small area in the middle where the snow melted first? That's where the access hatch for the Central Cooling Plant is.

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Old January 29th, 2014, 11:27 PM   #2006
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I really am surprised no ones tried going over the barrier into one of the pools as some form of publicity stunt or something.

Is security really that good there?

If we had something like that over here You'd have people chucking crap in it jumping in it and probably vandalising it and such within a week.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #2007
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Those pools look pretty deep to me. It would definitely be an unpleasant experience to jump down there.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #2008
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No doubt it would hurt if they hit the water, or die if the pool was empty, if anybody jumped from it.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:37 AM   #2009
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unfortunately there have been a few incidents of kids throwing trash in the pools, further instilling the fact that kids do in fact suck eggs.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #2010
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Those pools look pretty deep to me. It would definitely be an unpleasant experience to jump down there.
I think the water is only a few inches deep, so jumping in from that height would almost certainly cause serious injury and could easily be fatal if someone were to dive in head first.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:27 PM   #2011
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unfortunately there have been a few incidents of kids throwing trash in the pools, further instilling the fact that kids do in fact suck eggs.
I'm sure there's already a problem of idiots of all ages throwing coins in that will only become more extreme once the whole area is publicly accessible.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:38 PM   #2012
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If enough people throw in coins maybe they can lower the admissions price to the museum
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:16 AM   #2013
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Anyone know what the fate of the sphere?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:36 PM   #2014
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Anyone know what the fate of the sphere?
well, from what they've told me when i went to the memorial, they're gonna put the sphere in liberty park across the street from the memorial plaza. im new here, btw. hey everyone.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:48 PM   #2015
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 11:52 PM   #2016
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Old February 7th, 2014, 02:03 AM   #2017
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See that small area in the middle where the snow melted first? That's where the access hatch for the Central Cooling Plant is.

Does anybody know what those two small buildings in front of the memorial are used for-is it for security
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Old February 7th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #2018
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The house the pumps for the pools.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:07 AM   #2019
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Does anybody know what those two small buildings in front of the memorial are used for-is it for security
The Command Center is being located on another spot, which I am not disclosing. Those are exhaust vents from pools and hub HVAC. The northern one also houses emergency stairs from the Museum below.
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Looks like they're prepping for another road surfacing behind the museum building.


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