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Old May 23rd, 2011, 03:23 AM   #501
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"Visitors to the National September 11th Memorial later this year may want to hit the restroom before making their trip.
There will be no bathrooms at the site when it opens on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.

The mayor's office says visitors will be advised about the lack of toilets when they are given information to plan their trip.

Officials also say the memorial will run on a timed reservation system aimed at minimizing wait times to enter the site.

The National September 11th Museum will have bathrooms, but it is not set to open at the site till next year."
A simple and respectful solution would be to set up a few porto-johns OFF THE SITE of course and OUT OF SIGHT from it as well but close by, say around the block perhaps with some sort of partition?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #502
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Looks like the south pool had an algae bloom during the latest leak test:

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Old May 24th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #503
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Maybe they tested the filter system.. and the algae test failed
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #504
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might be pollen from all those oak trees.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:52 AM   #505
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A simple and respectful solution would be to set up a few porto-johns OFF THE SITE of course and OUT OF SIGHT from it as well but close by, say around the block perhaps with some sort of partition?
Why not add a structure to the Vent stacks and solve the problem on site and permanently.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #506
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North Pool

Does anyone have a clue what's going on with the north pool this week?

Looks like their pulling off the concrete tiles once again.


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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #507
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Does anyone have a clue what going on with the north pool this week?

Looks like their pulling off the concrete tiles once again.
Looks more like they started to spread an additionial layer. Look at the edges, some of them are not plain and rectangular as it would be the case if they removed the concrete tiles. Moreover, I don't see them stacking the tiles anywhere.

Hopefully they deck it with the black coating completely, I prefer the black color over the greyish
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North Pool

Mr. oli83, looks like u might be correct.

Seems like they're painting the tiles.


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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:02 AM   #509
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Mr. oli83, looks like u might be correct.

Seems like they're painting the tiles.

I hope that's all it is, otherwise looks as if they may have a significant issue with the north pool
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Old May 26th, 2011, 04:03 AM   #510
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Looks like the south pool had an algae bloom during the latest leak test:

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The south pool was starting to look greenish while it was filled with water, so here's the proof it was algae
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Old May 26th, 2011, 06:16 AM   #511
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Only 3 1/2 months left till 9/11/11. It looks like they've still got a ton of work left to do for the plaza to be ready in time. I don't see anyway the NE corner is going to be complete by September. The center spine seems to be holding things up quite a bit.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #512
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The center spine seems to be holding things up quite a bit.
I was also wondering when the next piece arrives.. waiting for it every day to arrive, one week or so ago the tent was already shifted eastern, but then they put it back to the old position..

However, the rest of the plaza seems to be on time, steady progress everywhere.. except maybe the bronze name plates around the south pool have to be installed faster than around the north pool if this crucial part shall be finished on time
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #513
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There just seems too much work left to do. There's another row of trees to put along Fulton St. Two rows of trees along West Street. Two rows along the south end of the memorial. All that, plus the middle sections, the NE corner, the vent structures, cranes to remove, cleanup... all in 3.5 months. I'm very skeptical.
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I tend to agree with you, so I went looking for the answers. This FAQ section was very helpful: http://www.911memorial.org/faq/general

After reading this for clarification, it seems that they explain quite openly the limited scope of the memorial. Literally just the waterfalls with the completed name plates and then the portion of the forest which contains the Survivor tree.

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What can I expect to see on my visit?

The names of 2,982 victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terrorist attacks will be inscribed on bronze panels lining the two pools. Waterfalls will cascade down all four sides of each pool, creating a special place for remembrance and reflection. The surrounding plaza will be filled with oak trees and a callery pear known as the Survivor Tree, which was nursed back to health after surviving the 9/11 attacks.
Then they go on to explain the restrictions. Quite a bit will be visible, but not accessible:

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The entrance to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a large pavilion with a glass atrium, houses two enormous tridents within its glass atrium. The tridents are artifacts from the steel fašade of the original 1 WTC, also known as the North Tower. Although the pavilion will be inaccessible to 9/11 Memorial visitors, the majestic tridents will be visible from the plaza. The pavilion will open to the public when the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in 2012.
This also seems to confirm that only the middle section of the plaza, inbetween and around the waterfalls will be open. It goes on to say that the entire plaza will indeed not be complete:

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At the time of the opening, some necessary construction on the plaza will continue. Visitors will be able to stand at the heart of the WTC where the twin towers once stood and witness the historic rebuilding taking place around them. In particular, the northeast corner of the plaza will be under construction because of its close proximity to the concourse level of the stunning, new WTC Transportation Hub, which has a separate construction schedule. Four new towers are rising just beyond the northwest and southeast corners of the plaza.
In my mind, this is roughly what will be open this September:

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In that case, where the hell do you assume the public entrance might be?

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I tend to agree with you, so I went looking for the answers. This FAQ section was very helpful: http://www.911memorial.org/faq/general

After reading this for clarification, it seems that they explain quite openly the limited scope of the memorial. Literally just the waterfalls with the completed name plates and then the portion of the forest which contains the Survivor tree.



Then they go on to explain the restrictions. Quite a bit will be visible, but not accessible:



This also seems to confirm that only the middle section of the plaza, inbetween and around the waterfalls will be open. It goes on to say that the entire plaza will indeed not be complete:



In my mind, this is roughly what will be open this September:
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I believe the entrance will be where the rebuilt Greenwich St starts, near 4WTC.
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I believe the entrance will be where the rebuilt Greenwich St starts, near 4WTC.
SolidState, as in the FAQ, it seems that Spectre is correct:

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Where will visitors enter the 9/11 Memorial?


While still surrounded by other WTC construction projects, visitors holding advance pass reservations will enter at a new 9/11 Memorial Welcome Site located at 1 Albany St. (at the intersection of Albany and Greenwich Streets). Visitors will be greeted by knowledgeable staff and provided with a brief orientation before proceeding onto the plaza.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #518
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SolidState, as in the FAQ, it seems that Spectre is correct:
Damn this 9-11-11 deadline! I'm all for sticking to deadlines, but this site is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. I wish management had the balls to tell the public that is just gonna take a few more months (12-24 months) before it can become accessible. It's only fair for the construction crew and for public safety.

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"Plant life grows naturally in soil on the plaza of the 9/11 Memorial, which opens in September."
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