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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #281
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wcm1111 (Unknown date, probably during January)

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Old February 11th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #282
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Well, I think the angles are a bit different and the exact positions of the white beams are not correct in the rendering, but on the whole it is matching the renderings I would say. Let's wait for the roof, I am curious how this will turn out!
Yeah, that's what I was thinking
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #283
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wcm1111 (Unknown date, probably during January)
That's the "Survivor tree", it was planted in the middle of December.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #284
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is it a tree from the former WTC pedestrians /plaza???
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Old February 11th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #285
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Source: googled image , tags " wtc plan "

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location of the sphere on the former Tobin Plaza.

The new location is unknown.
Based on this, if it were put back exactly where it was, it would be on the edge of the 'new' street that will run through the site. That way people could see it as they drove by and it would be about 50 feet from the back edge of the museum. Perfect.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 04:16 AM   #286
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is it a tree from the former WTC pedestrians /plaza???
Yes, It was formerly located east to 5 World Trade Center


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Scroll down and in the menu bar on the left there is Albums, click on that and follow the instructions, worked fine.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #288
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First look at hubby's name on 9/11 memorial hits hard as workers begin installing bronze panels

BY ADAM LISBERG
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 4:00 AM



Finally, the World Trade Center is beginning to bear the names of those who died there.

These exclusive photographs obtained by the Daily News show workers installing the first of 152 bronze panels at the 9/11 memorial where the twin towers once stood.

By the time the memorial opens this fall - on the 10th anniversary of the attacks - almost 3,000 names will be emblazoned there in a permanent tribute to their memories.

"It just gave me the chills that Jeff's name is up there, because 10 years doesn't make the pain go away," Christie Coombs said after seeing the picture of her husband Jeffrey's name there.

"The permanence of it is a really hard reminder," added Coombs, 50, who lives in Abington, Mass., with their three kids. "Seeing this hits home that this is forever, and his name will be read by millions long after I'm gone."

Coombs' husband was on a business trip on American Airlines Flight 11 when it was hijacked.

His name appears next to those of two other Flight 11 passengers, David Kovalcin and Peter Hashem.

"This is going to be there when my kids have kids, and when their kids have kids," said Elizabeth Kovalcin, 46, of Hudson, N.H., who is raising their two girls.

"They can go and see their great-grandfather's name there," she said. "That means a lot to me."



The National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum has organized the names according to where the victims were on 9/11, as well as whether they worked together and other "meaningful relationships."

"This is undoubtedly the most meaningful part of the memorial," said memorial President Joe Daniels. "In advance of the 10th anniversary, we will be sharing with victims' families the arrangement of the names of those who were killed."

The six people who died in the 1993 bombing there will also be included.

The 10-foot-long bronze panels are being mounted around the pools that mark the footprints of the former towers, so visitors can touch their names - much like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

For now, the panels are protected from the nearby construction by layers of heavy cloth. When finished, they will be lit from below, heated in winter to prevent ice - and cooled in summer to keep the metal from burning visitors' hands.

Signs and other temporary memorials at Ground Zero bore the names of victims for years, as politicians and developers quibbled over how to rebuild.

Now that construction at the site is well underway, Christie Coombs said it's a relief to know the permanent memorial is almost completed.

"There's nothing nice about seeing his name there," she said. "It's an absolutely beautiful memorial. It's also heart-wrenching that my husband's name is part of it."
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Old February 16th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #289
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Does anybody have an idea where this entrance will be? Maybe over the bridge that crosses West Street?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/ny...rial.html?_r=1

9/11 Memorial Access Will Be Limited
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: February 14, 2011


For years after the Sept. 11 memorial opens this fall, access will be limited, the president of the memorial foundation said on Monday.

Ultimately, visitors will be able to approach the memorial and its green spaces and cobblestone plazas from all sides. But for years, said Joe Daniels, the president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the memorial will be surrounded by the construction sites of skyscrapers and a transit hub, and visitors will be able to use only one entrance.

Organizers will observe strict capacity limits for safety reasons, Mr. Daniels said. Plans call for a limit of 1,500 visitors at a time, with special consideration given to relatives of Sept. 11 victims.

Visitors will have to sign up online for available spots and print tickets.

The foundation president presented details of the opening to a downtown Manhattan community board on Monday night.

The 1,776-foot 1 World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, is being built just northwest of the memorial site and will not open until 2013. Hundreds of trees will still need to be planted on the eight-acre memorial plaza after Sept. 11, 2011, and cobblestones will need to be filled in.

The transit hub will not be completed until at least 2015. Visitors from the general public will be allowed in Sept. 12, the day after a 10th-anniversary ceremony for invited guests.

The “vast majority” of the four million to five million visitors expected to visit the memorial the first year are expected to get in, Mr. Daniels said.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 10:44 AM   #290
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More detailed information on the memorial access:

http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/..._to_24955.aspx

February 16, 2011

WTC Memorial Visitors to Use Reservation System

Construction is on pace for the 10th-anniversary opening, and this week came the first announcement about visitor access to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Addressing Community Board 1’s World Trade Center committee this week, Memorial President Joe Daniels said starting September 12, 2011, visitors will be able to reserve free tickets in blocks of time, then be escorted in groups onto the plaza via dedicated walkways.

Many details of this timed-reservation system have yet to be solidified, such as exactly what hours the plaza will be open, how many tickets will be available at any given hour, and how long people will be able to stay on the plaza. But it does seem clear that Memorial planners are giving site-visit logistics much thought, and planning to be flexible in order to accommodate what could be as many as five million visitors per year.

On the day of the actual 10th anniversary, Daniels said WTC site visitation will be reserved mainly for families of 9/11 victims, as has been the case for every commemoration ceremony since 2002.

The reason for the limited plaza access is plain to see: Heavy construction is and will remain active in all areas of the WTC site for at least the next three years. That includes work under the Memorial plaza -- while the subterranean Museum space is built out through late 2012 -- as well as on its northeast corner, where the entry pavilion is being built.

Daniels explained that through the timed-reservation system, visitors will be able to hold their spots through the Memorial website, www.national911memorial.org. They then would gather in groups at a “welcoming site” in the 90 West Street building, which will serve much the same function as today’s 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street. With their tickets, visitors would then travel via a dedicated walkway along Washington, Cedar, and West Street to the plaza entry point at the southwest corner of the WTC site.

“It will be clearly communicated not to just show up at the Memorial, but to make a timed reservation,” said Daniels. “It’s a very managed process and will help visitors from around the world plan their visit.”

He added that the exact number of people allowed on the plaza at any one time is uncertain at this preliminary stage, but speculated that it would be around 1,500 visitors at a time. Each person would be screened, and part of the security plan is to maintain only one entrance and exit location.

To help ease the boost in bus traffic that will likely accompany the National 9/11 Memorial plaza opening, Daniels said his agency has retained Sam Schwartz Engineering, a local traffic-management firm, to optimize wayfinding, traffic flow, and an overall communications program.

As for current construction at the Memorial, both pools are nearly complete, and the bronze panels displaying the names of all 2,892 victims are now almost all installed. Their names are grouped according to the where they perished, with first responders’ names grouped around the south pool. Exact locations will be searchable through a publicly accessible Memorial database.

Other work includes steel installation and interior fit-out at the pavilion structure -- where the two twin-tower “tridents” were installed last fall. Already 124 trees are planted on the plaza, with hundreds more to come this spring and summer. Underground infrastructure, Museum artifact installation, architectural preservation, and other construction also continue at the site.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #291
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So at least the location of the entrance seems to be found..

http://tribecatrib.com/news/2011/feb...our-buses.html

City Still Uncertain Over Plans for 9/11 Memorial Tour Buses

By Matt Dunning
UPDATED Feb. 17


In less than seven months, millions of visitors will begin flocking to the National Sept. 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site—many of them traveling by tour bus.

That will mean a lot of buses heading for Lower Manhattan, yet the city has only a vague idea what to do with them.

Members of Community Board 1’s World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee on Feb. 14 got a chance to ask transportation and Memorial officials about their plans for all those buses; where they will they drop off tour groups, where they will park, and just how many buses the city’s streets can accommodate, in theory, as they rumble towards Downtown.

Committee members, to their dismay, learned the city is still trying to figure it out.

“There is no concrete plan being presented here tonight,” committee member and Battery Park City resident Tom Goodkind said. “We’d like to know how many buses will be in the area on a daily basis and where they’re going. If we don’t have a plan in place very shortly, we’re going to have problems.”

Indeed, the officials could say only that they were considering several possible drop-off and layover locations, and that they were “working on” placing way-finding signs and doing outreach to tour promoters.

“Our team’s primary objective has been to minimize the footprint, or better yet, the tire tracks of tour buses visiting the memorial and Lower Manhattan,” DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner Luis Sanchez said, adding that tour companies will be strongly encouraged to shuttle passengers to destinations such as Long Island City or Liberty State Park in New Jersey, where visitors can use the subway, PATH train or ferry services to get to the Memorial.

Sanchez showed two maps marked with possible locations for bus drop-offs and interim parking zones. Potential drop locations, he said, could be set up anywhere east or south of the World Trade Center site, between Barclay and Albany Street and from Broadway to the West Side Highway.

Layover zones, which would remain in use until the underground Vehicle Security Center opens in late 2013, are being considered for almost anywhere west of Broadway from Warren Street to Battery Park.

“Nothing has been put on paper,” Sanchez said. “We will need to do a more detailed study once we know what the need will be.”

One possible location for a layover zone, Zuccotti Park, drew criticism from the committee because it would hem in one of the few open spaces in the area.

“It would be a shame to turn over Zucotti Park, which the community fought so hard to prevent from becoming a staging ground for the World Trade Center site, to now have it become a bus depot for three years,” committee chairwoman Catherine McVay Hughes said. She also lamented that the DOT failed to take into account buses, taxis and tour groups bound for Lower Manhattan sites other than the World Trade Center.

“It would be nice to see an overlay to see what those impact will be together,” McVay Hughes said.

Sanchez said it had not been determined how often, if at all, the park’s curb sides would be used to accommodate buses.

“It’s something that will need to be fleshed out,” Sanchez said. “Obviously the first priority is to assign them to Trinity and Church Street.”

City officials and Memorial staff are hoping that a timed reservation system, similar to the one used for the Statue of Liberty, will help lend some order to the deluge of visitors to the site. Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum, announced that passes to the plaza would only be available through advance purchase from the memorial or through select tour companies.

Daniels said companies that disobey city laws would be banned from selling tickets directly to customers.

Daniels also revealed that there would be just one access point to the plaza, requiring visitors to enter at Albany and Greenwich Streets and pass through a welcome center at 90 West Street.

Greenwich Street is still being planned as the primary route for tour buses to reach the Vehicle Security Center at the south end of the site, Sanchez said, though police officials have yet to decide whether security concerns will mean closing the street to vehicular traffic.

The committee also learned that there would be no charge for admission onto the Memorial’s plaza, and that victim’s family members would get first priority for reservations. Special consideration will likely also be given to Lower Manhattan residents, members of the military and first responders, but Daniels said that process has yet to be finalized.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 04:03 AM   #292
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Old February 20th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #293
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By GreenwichBoy, today. Lots of progress on the Pavillion.

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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #294
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Even better shots, ZippyTheChimp, WiredNewYork:

Progress on the pavilion is amazing!







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Old February 24th, 2011, 04:38 PM   #298
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Looking at the pictures above, then looking back at the renders on page 1, the idea of a perfect viewing area for the whole site is the roof of this building. But, I don't see people drawn there. Will it be a viewing terrace or wasted space?
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Old February 25th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #299
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City Continues to Plan For Influx of Tourists

As excitement mounts for the unveiling of the 9/11 Memorial Site on Lower Manhattan (slated to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks), city officials and residents have grown inreasingly concerned about plans to handle the deluge of visitors.

As we reported last week, a timed ticketing system will be in place for visitors at the site. However, now officials are reporting that the timed tickets will also be provided to tour companies, only after they have met certain requirements outlined by city officials. According to a DNAInfo.com article, the tour companies will likely have to leave visitors in Long Island City or at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, where they can take a ferry, the PATH train or the subway to get to the World Trade Center.

Obviously, Manhattan already fights the issue of traffic and congestion every day. "Our primary objective is to minimize the footprint — or better yet, tire tracks — of tour buses in lower Manhattan," Luis Sanchez,lower Manhattan borough commissioner for the city Department of Transportation said. "There's limited space. You need to use mass transit."

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By GreenwichBoy, the pavillion is coming along nicely.



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