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Old July 24th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #761
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I just noticed the new fence going up east of the south pool:

[IMG]http://i54.************/33ll0tj.png[/IMG]

It's also visible next to Liberty St. from the southwest corner of the memorial down to the southeast corner of the south pool.

[IMG]http://i56.************/o583f6.png[/IMG]

With only seven weeks to go, I see lots of work remaining inside the area that will be opened.

[IMG]http://i54.************/24lss8w.png[/IMG]

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Old July 24th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #762
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That must be the barrier that will keep the public from entering the construction site when the memorial opens.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #763
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although im not a huge fox news fan, they do have some interesting videos on the memorial and the musuem.
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/rise-o...list_id=161320
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Old July 25th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #764
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Old July 25th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #765
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Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very Peaceful Memorial & Museum.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #766
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With only seven weeks to go, I see lots of work remaining inside the area that will be opened.
There going to be cutting it pretty close that's for sure. I'm disappointed that the "edges" of the plaza won't be finished. I was really hoping we'd see the whole complex finished by 9/11/11.

But given all the work still to be done on the VSC and Hub, I'd be surprised if the south and northeast sides are done by next years anniversary.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 05:51 AM   #767
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to me it looks like the 9-11 punch list includes:

finsh Cladding the north vent structure
some stone paving in the center and general cleanup
plant sod in the open area
plant trees along the western and north eastern edges (20?)
clean up the pools
run the fountains for an extended test
put up more temporary fencing

40 plus days seems like plenty of time
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:52 AM   #768
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I'm assuming tickets in advance are a must for opening day?
I'll have to see if I can get there...
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #769
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to me it looks like the 9-11 punch list includes:

finsh Cladding the north vent structure
some stone paving in the center and general cleanup
plant sod in the open area
plant trees along the western and north eastern edges (20?)
clean up the pools
run the fountains for an extended test
put up more temporary fencing

40 plus days seems like plenty of time
I think they'll want to get the tower crane by the north pool out of there too. Otherwise that side of the north pool (and its accompanying victim names) won't be view able.

Before that crane can be removed, they've got four more arches and 1-2 spine pieces. Those spine pieces seem to take forever. The first ones did at least.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #770
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I also think that the tower crane east of the north pool will be gone for the opening..
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #771
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They aren't removing tiles. They're just power washing them to remove the silt, mud, dirt, algae, mineral deposits, or whatever it is that got left behind after the last round of testing. I suspect they intentionally added dirt, etc. to the water to test the filters and pumps.
Call me crazy but all the cams show it that the tiles are coming out of it. There is no way they are just being washed. IMHO
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #772
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I don't understand why in the renders, the waterfalls looked a light blue color, like a swimming pool, but now they look dark gray-green. It almost looks like a muddy lake.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #773
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I don't understand why in the renders, the waterfalls looked a light blue color, like a swimming pool, but now they look dark gray-green. It almost looks like a muddy lake.
That's because it is muddy. There is so much dirt being blown/sucked into them on a daily basis that the filters can not keep up.

Simply, with the water rushing down all sides of the reflecting pools it creates a vortex or vacuum, even sucking everything in from well above the grade level of the pools. I have spent entire days at the site. By the time I left I was spiting out dirt from my mouth and blowing muddy snot from my nose. Just imagine what these things are sucking in.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #774
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They're definitely just washing them. You can see the water and even sorta see the spray from the nozzles. If they were removing the tiles, or putting down news one on top of them, you'd see stacks of them.

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I'm not sure what the point of washing them is unless they are going to put down another coat of paint or waterproofing.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #775
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Big tree planting underway:

[IMG]http://i52.************/24zkw83.png[/IMG]

Looks like a double row next to the south vent structure, and a couple may actually (eventually) go below the steps just south of the south vent structure. I'm expecting to see one more row next to the north vent structure when cladding is complete, along with a tree or two between the two structures and some more at the north end of north structure.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:12 AM   #776
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i don't think a national monument's reflecting pools should look the color of hotel swimming pools. i like the dark color!
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #777
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That lonely tree has been sitting next to the West Side Hwy for about 8 days now. You have to figure that thing is just dying for some water by now.
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Big tree planting about to happen:

[IMG]http://i52.************/24zkw83.png[/IMG]

Looks like a double row next to the south vent structure, and a couple may actually (eventually) go below the steps just south of the south vent structure. I'm expecting to see one more row next to the north vent structure when cladding is complete, along with a tree or two between the two structures and some more at the north end of north structure.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #778
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I'm sure they've been watering it. Also they just delivered a bunch more, and there's a big crane (the same one that did the firetrucks) set up near the south vent building to install them. (LTM-1250?)
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Old July 27th, 2011, 02:25 AM   #779
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^ LTM1350-6.1, 2nd one in the city. The operator took the plastic off the seat when it was picking the memorial items, this is the 2nd job its ever been on

When it was first assembled in the yard



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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #780
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That lattice jib (or whatever it's called) is huge for a telescopic crane! Too bad we won't see the jib in action at the plaza.
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