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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #641
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I really do hope they do something to combat the corioils effect in these pools.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #642
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*sorry* this one's big

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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #643
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I really do hope they do something to combat the corioils effect in these pools.

Minimizing the volume of water that pours into that tub should slow down the velocity of rotation thus mitigating the coriolis effect. However this will in turn compromise the idea of an energetic waterfall.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #644
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Don't you think the swirls and milky stuff is just water reacting to new stone and concrete.....if they let is work for a while ? it will settle down......That's what I think anyway...

Looking down on that last big desertpunk pic really makes me see the two buildings...the plaza and realising they were right there...right there !

Wondering.....I know the memorial water features are exactly square but see the trim outside is not complete at the corners.....I had hoped these would be trimmed at 45 deg. like the original towers ?.......Architecturally square corners are a better design but chamfered corners are another nod to the original footprints.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #645
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Old June 29th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #646
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Oh dear. The foam pattern inside the pool looks like a swastika.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #647
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The swirl effect seems to have been fixed.
See WTCProgress on twitter for the amazing picture.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #648
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #649
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I am wondering and pardon my ignorance on the question but, Is the water in the memorial pools drinkable? Cause I saw the water running in the North Pool and it looks crisp clear.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #650
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^The water that will be filling the Memorial reflecting pools is New York City water. No, it isn't drinkable. If it were, for what purpose?
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Old June 30th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #651
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if it werent a memorial it sort of looks like it would be fun to swim in.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:42 PM   #652
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Thanks for putting the picture on,
I think we can all agree it looks amazing and exactly how it was intended to look.

Still no idea why there was a swirl effect in the first place.
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Old June 30th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #653
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from http://www.northjersey.com/news/nati...opening__.html

Memorial makes progress toward Sept. 11 opening

9/11 memorial

Estimated completion: Sept. 11, 2011


Approximately 180 swamp oak trees have been planted on the Memorial Plaza. Some 230 will be planted by Sept. 11.

The steel skeleton of the Memorial Pavilion, the entrance to the underground museum, has been completed. Installation of cladding is under way and will be finished by the 10th anniversary.

The bronze plates bearing victims’ names have been almost completely installed around the north pool; installation around the south pool is under way.

The north and south pool waterfalls have been successfully tested. The north pool will now run continuously on weekdays for further testing, and continuous testing on the south pool will begin shortly.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 04:54 AM   #654
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The Lens (From NS11M&M blog):

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Old July 1st, 2011, 07:39 AM   #655
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Old July 1st, 2011, 08:55 AM   #656
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Although the renders focuss on the redevelopment of the WFC by Brookfield Properties, they show some Memorial's area:





Port Authority: WTC Memorial Needs Another $3M For Construction

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A funding shortfall could pose a problem for the September 11th memorial, only two-and-a-half months before it is scheduled to open.

The memorial is suppose to be dedicated on September 11, then will be open to the public the following day using a timed reservation system.
Yet a number of projects have yet to be completed, like construction fencing, security cameras and a screening area.

The Port Authority approved $4 million of construction contracts on Thursday, but said a $3 million gap will have to be filled by someone else.

“This is not that someone hasn’t been pulling their weight, it’s rather that the necessary pieces that you need to put in place have grown over time," said Port Authority Executive Director Christopher Ward. "This is an enormously complex operation, that you’re seeing construction estimates change and grow over time.”

A memorial spokesman said funding issues will be worked out with the city and the Port Authority, and that the timetable for the memorial’s opening will be unaffected.

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Old July 1st, 2011, 04:13 PM   #658
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Looks like the Memorial Pavilion will have a public rooftop observation deck to give an overview of the two footprints ?
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 11:37 AM   #659
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I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but even the lamp posts are a reference to the old WTC towers!

I did not doubt it, but I love how much thought has gone into planning this memorial.



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Old July 2nd, 2011, 10:43 PM   #660
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Close-ups of the vent structure cladding..

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I really hope the final result looks better.. so much preparation works for this screens seems somehow ridiculous..







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