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Old July 9th, 2011, 11:27 AM   #701
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For those who were asking about if people will be able to throw objects such as coins and flowers into the pools, it seems it will be acceptable going by that link just posted regarding the video. There's a special filter fitted to deal with whatever is thrown in.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #702
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Americans have not favoured the Dollar coin yet still use a penny ? So......throw your dollars here....
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Old July 9th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #703
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Could this be asphalt? It wasnt there earlier today and it was in progress 2 hours before this was taken.

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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #704
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^ Interesting, although it's too soon to pour asphalt.

9/11 memorial tickets available next week
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NEW YORK — For the opening of the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, free tickets will be available online starting Monday, memorial officials said Thursday.

The 8-acre memorial, which includes two deep pools replicating the footprint of the World Trade Center, will be dedicated on Sept. 11 and open to the public the following day. Names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 2001 attacks will be inscribed on bronze rails around the pools.

Sign-up for the timed-entry passes will be via the memorial's website, 911memorial.org. Times can be reserved up to six months in advance.

"The idea is that when people are planning their visits to New York City, we think this is going to be a place everyone is going to want to come down to and pay their respects," said Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #705
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It's waterproofing that was rolled out. I suspect it's just another temporary surface. But the wood they put down looks a lot like the forms they are using for the underground floors for 3WTC, so I suppose they could pour permanent concrete on top.

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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #706
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^ Interesting, although it's too soon to pour asphalt.

9/11 memorial tickets available next week
Am I to understand that we can't just walk among those trees and memorial pools any time we want? We need reservations and tickets???
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Old July 9th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #707
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Some shots by hoveringcheesecake on flickr.. a few days old, but some nice details..

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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #708
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I actually don't mind the vent structure covering. Once tightened it looked pretty cool. Also maybe this us the only option to allow the VENT to function.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #709
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Am I to understand that we can't just walk among those trees and memorial pools any time we want? We need reservations and tickets???
I think this only refers to 9/11 anniversary......being the 10th anniversary and also the first opening of the new memorial they could experience a big crowd and I think I saw that full facilities will not be available so understand the reason for this system this year.......
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #710
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From what I understand, it is for 1 year from the 10th anniversary, until the official opening in September 2012. Then access to the plaza will not be restricted. Entrance to the museum may end up being charged for. I stand to be corrected.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #711
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Oh alright, sounds reasonable. Anyone know when they plan on testing the lights in the pools? It's 2 months until 9/11, I would think they've probably done it by now but I haven't seen them lit up yet.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:00 AM   #712
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Sundown at the memorial:



(Original picture from Ground Zero Earthcam)
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #713
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I hope you take this with the right meaning ? but maybe limiting visitor numbers at any given time reduces chance of mass crowding if any threat happens ? This place will have world wide publicity when it opens and this is just another form of security.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #714
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Don't know if this has been posted before..

from http://archpaper.com/uploads/wtc_wayfinding_01.jpg

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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #715
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^Zippy saves almost everything, glad he does.

Anyone who wants to reserve tickets, go to 911memorial.org. First day (September 12) is already full. Better hurry!
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Woo, got my tickets for september 12th. The reason for the tickets is because the site is still a active construction site. Letting people freely go on a active construction site anytime is crazy.

Edit: Also, eventually it'll be open to just go on at anytime without the tickets after all or at least most of the construction is over.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #717
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Old July 13th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #718
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The article were the memorial acces photo comes from:

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"On September 11 all eyes will be on the World Trade Center site, where the 9/11 Memorial and Museum will open with ceremonies commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City. In addition to a subterranean museum and memorial space, the much-anticipated complex includes an aboveground museum pavilion and a landscaped plaza with reflecting pools in the footprints of the Twin Towers. However, due to extensive crowd control and security concerns, visitors who make a spontaneous trip to the site may find themselves not standing in these new public spaces but stuck at the site’s perimeter looking at photographs of them stretched across a chain-link construction fence instead. Eventually, the memorial plaza will be open on all sides, but for now as construction continues at the site over the next two to three years (the Snøhetta-designed museum pavilion won’t be completed until September 2012) a temporary wayfinding system will restrict public access. Not only will standard construction fences stay in place around the greater sixteen-acre site, but the plaza itself will also be ringed by a fence of 2-foot-8-inch concrete barriers topped by 8 feet of chain-link. To enter the site, which officially opens on September 12, visitors must have a ticket and be processed through a gauntlet of intermediary spaces. (Tickets are free, and starting in July visitors may register for a day and time on the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s website.

Ticketed visitors will enter at Greenwich and Albany streets at the southeast corner of the site, be funneled along a 900-foot path to a security screening room inside 90 West Street, and finally enter the memorial site at the plaza’s southwest corner, explained Jeff Gertler of Gertler & Wente Architects, designers of the holding pens and pathway barriers (graphics are by Graham Hanson) of the wayfinding plan. Gertler said screening would consist of airport-style x-ray machines and metal detectors. A separate entrance and reception area on West Street will be available for family members of 9/11 victims. Outside of the secure zone, a retail space at 90 West Street will be open to non-ticketed visitors and offer memorabilia currently available at the 9/11 preview site at 20 Vesey Street, which will transition into an exhibition about the new museum.

“Depending on how construction is going, up to 1,500 people will be allowed on the plaza at one time,” said Lynn Rasic, a spokesperson for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, noting that visitors will be allowed to bring in cameras and backpacks. Some of the temporary security measures will be invisible to visitors. For example, the individual concrete barriers of the plaza fence will be linked internally by a massive steel cable for extra protection.

The fences will eventually vanish and the x-ray machines will move into the new museum. But for the moment, at the twice-attacked WTC site safety trumps all. “There’s no overdoing the security here,” said Gertler.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:05 AM   #719
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According to the model and the diagram, the area that'll be accesible approaches to ~13,500m2, or ~145, 250 ft².
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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #720
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...39744182057516

New Era Set For 9/11 Site

On Sept. 12, 2011, when the public is allowed to step onto the World Trade Center site for the first time in 10 years, the approach will be more pedestrian than poignant.

Visitors will pass through police screening gates and walk past barriers designed to prevent bombs from tearing through the site again. But this sobering reintroduction to the World Trade Center site is perhaps a fitting transition from the past decade—when the public's last direct experience of the site was a morning of terror—to a new era.

As visitors emerge.. go here for more details and pictures

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