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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:04 PM   #721
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All September 11th Victims' Names To Be Read In WTC Memorial Service

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The names of the September 11th victims who died in other states will be read for the first time at this year's memorial service at the World Trade Center.
Relatives will read the names of victims from crashes at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn., in addition to those killed at the World Trade Center.

Names of the six victims of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing will also be included.

In all, 2,983 names will be read.

President Barack Obama will attend the ceremony, which also marks the opening of the National September 11th Memorial.

The memorial opens to the public the next day.

WTC memorial's online tix blitz

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The World Trade Center's 9/11 Memorial opened its online box office for ticket reservations yesterday and wound up deluged with more than 24,000 requests by the evening -- so many that the Web site wasn't able to handle all the demand.
"It's been phenomenal," said Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. "It's been a very nerve-wracking day."
Daniels said the site was inundated, with up to 1,000 people logged on simultaneously, compared to the 40-person average on a regular day. More than 5,000 tickets were issued in the first hour after reservations opened at 9 a.m.

"We know the country wants to come to one of its most sacred grounds and they want to pay their respects," said Daniels.
Visitors who were unable to make reservations yesterday were encouraged to keep trying, with the flood of requests expected to ease up in coming days.
The memorial is slated to make its long-awaited opening on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks when it will be open only to families of the victims and other guests invited for the anniversary service, the first on the Trade Center site in several years.
Public access to the memorial will begin on Sept. 12 and will be free for visitors to the plaza.
The first day is already booked with 6,000 visitors, said Daniels.
He said about a maximum of about 1,500 people will be allowed at the memorial at any given time, but those numbers could be revised over time depending on how smoothly things go.
The memorial, an 8-acre plaza with 400 trees, features two reflecting pools where the Twin Towers stood. The names of the victims of the 1993 and 2001 attacks are etched into bronze panels flanking the pools.
The accompanying museum will open the following year but may not be free. Daniels has said he is considering either a mandatory fee or a suggested donation, depending on how much the organization gets in federal funds.
The memorial will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.
A Lower East Side resident booking a reservation made a $911 donation to the memorial yesterday.
One World Trade Center -- formerly called the Freedom Tower -- is scheduled to open in 2013. It will stand at a symbolic 1,776 feet. On the anniversary of the attacks, the city will hold a reception at 90 West St., next to the memorial, for family members of Sept. 11 victims.
City officials anticipate 4 million to 5 million visitors annually at the site and will open up new parking spaces for tour buses bringing in crowds.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #722
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I have a theory as to why, less than 2 months before the opening, they still haven't planted any trees in that big area east of the southern vent structure. Maybe they're planning on using this as their big open area for the speach stage/bleachers/tv crews and whatever else they need a big open space for, since the NE corner won't be completed.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #723
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I got my tix for Sept 18th.....It will be a very sad day for all Americans!
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Old July 14th, 2011, 01:57 AM   #724
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Old July 14th, 2011, 03:06 AM   #725
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I have a theory as to why, less than 2 months before the opening, they still haven't planted any trees in that big area east of the southern vent structure. Maybe they're planning on using this as their big open area for the speach stage/bleachers/tv crews and whatever else they need a big open space for, since the NE corner won't be completed.
I think they just haven't planted the trees that go right next to the south vent structure since they would have been in the way of installing the cladding. Judging by the first render on the first page of this thread, it looks like the rest of that space is to remain treeless.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:24 PM   #726
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(We're running the north and south pools simultaneously for the first time ever today. July 11th)

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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #727
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Y'all love this one from the MEMO blog (Jamie Lee):

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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #728
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I think they just haven't planted the trees that go right next to the south vent structure since they would have been in the way of installing the cladding.
But if that were the case, they would have done the same for the north vent structure. Instead, trees were planted up all the way to the edge of it weeks ago and this morning they just started the cladding, and don't seem to be facing any trouble from the trees.

We can only speculate right now. On 9/11/11 we'll know for sure.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #729
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From PA's Quarterly Report:

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Complete West Vent Structure Cladding
The West Vent Structures provide ventilation to the below- grade Museum space. In the 2nd Quarter, the cladding system will be installed on both buildings. The system consists of anchors and metal beams that will support installation of a stainless steel wire mesh fašade screening system that will wrap the exterior the structures.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:33 AM   #730
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But if that were the case, they would have done the same for the north vent structure. Instead, trees were planted up all the way to the edge of it weeks ago and this morning they just started the cladding, and don't seem to be facing any trouble from the trees.

We can only speculate right now. On 9/11/11 we'll know for sure.
I'm pretty sure from looking at the web cams that there is one more row of trees that has yet to be planted next to the north vent structure (east side). However, I was surprised to see them put trees so close to it when there was so much cladding work left to do.
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I wonder if this gap in the cladding/screening on the south vent structure will disappear or not..

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I hope it won't, cuz it looks kinda cool, and gives it a deconstructive and futuristic look.
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Two close-ups of the vents by zippythechimp, imageshack.us



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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #734
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The cladding of the vent structures looks absolutely perfect for me. Good enough to make them look good, but not too good to steel attention from the museum and memorials. Plus it is stainless steel, so should be able to age well, resisting extreme weather and temps, while not being too expensive. Looks like the engineering team and design team cooperated well on it.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #735
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^Workers placing concrete for the Memorial Plaza stairs


^Workers getting in tight spaces to install the name parapet glycol system

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The glycol system being installed under the names will be run at a constant temperature keeping the metal cool in summer and warm in winter
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Old July 16th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #736
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New crane is being assembled where 16000 used to be..
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Old July 16th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #737
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^small rig, it must not be lifting much there

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Old July 16th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #738
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^small rig, it must not be lifting much there
I'll bet its for removing the memorial tower crane.
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If there's a system to keep the parapets at a constant temperature, I wonder why they still decided to leave a narrow gap between the sections to allow for thermal expansion and contraction.
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