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Old September 11th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #101
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Old September 11th, 2010, 02:42 AM   #102
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Any pics of the memorial in light (light towers) happening 2 night?
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Old September 11th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #103
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You can see here that the pavilion steel is slightly taller than the trident. Comparing this to the renderings I say it's t/o. But only the dude with zen can say for sure.
Ah, I had not noticed that they already put up columns for the next level, so I think you're right, considering the renderings.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 03:23 PM   #104
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nice symbol, looks like great architecture with a message to me
I like it!

nice construction pics aswell!
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Old September 13th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #105
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OT Performing Arts Center

I can't find any updates about the Ground Zero Performing Arts Center. Any recent info would be appreciated.

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Old September 15th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #106
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Some pics of the tridents from the site by Amy Dreher

































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Old September 16th, 2010, 08:46 AM   #107
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Old September 19th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #108
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 11:37 AM   #109
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update from morrongiello, flickr:

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Old September 25th, 2010, 06:17 AM   #110
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The construction hoist (elevator) next to the south pool has been removed. Thus another hole soon to be decked over.



Now if they would hurry up and cover the two giant pits next to/under West Street. The one next to the vent structures seems to be getting close to disappearing.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #111
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:34 AM   #112
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Many Mighty Oaks, but Not a Single Sweet Gum



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By DAVID W. DUNLAP
September 27, 2010,

As he walked through a tree nursery on Long Island five Septembers ago, helping choose sweet gums for the World Trade Center memorial, Gov. George E. Pataki reflected on his own future.

All around, the sweet gums’ star-shaped leaves were already taking on a crimson blush — just as they were supposed to do in their intended setting around an oval-shaped lawn known as the glade, near the south pool of the memorial.

“When I have a chance — without any cameras — to walk down to Lower Manhattan, I’m going to sit under one of these sweet gum trees, I’m going to reflect in the glade and give thanks for the courage of so many New Yorkers,” Mr. Pataki said.

No, he won’t. At least, not under a sweet gum.

Without fanfare or attention of any kind, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum has eliminated sweet gums entirely from plans for the memorial. Instead, the plaza will be landscaped exclusively with swamp white oaks, which were to have been the predominant species in any case.

What will be lost will be a vibrant streak of color around the edges of the glade that might have coincided, depending on summer weather conditions, with the anniversary of the 2001 attack on New York.

And that is actually the point of the change. The sweet gums had been proposed by the memorial’s landscape architect, Peter Walker & Partners. But the original architect of the memorial, Michael Arad, began to fear in recent months that a swath of color in a discernible pattern might draw attention from the two great sunken pools marking where the twin towers stood.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #113
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Old September 30th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #114
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from flickr, Gus5D

Just noticed on this pic that they haven't started with the western part of the memorial pavillion, only the eastern part is progressing. Anybody who knows the reason? Has it something to do with the transportation hub? Since they already put in the two tridents, hopefully they will start with the western part soon..

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9/11 Memorial Will Get 30 More Trees in October

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LOWER MANHATTAN — The 9/11 memorial is about to get even greener.

Over the next month, workers will plant an additional 30 swamp white oak trees on the memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site, the Port Authority announced Thursday.

The young oaks, which have been growing in a New Jersey nursery, will join the 16 trees already planted at the memorial over the summer. Eventually, 400 trees will blanket the 8-acre plaza, surrounding the waterfalls in the footprints of the original Twin Towers.

Steve Plate, the Port Authority's director of World Trade Center construction, said Thursday that the trees were just one sign of recent progress at the site.

During a Port Authority board meeting, he also announced that steel for 1 World Trade Center, formerly called the Freedom Tower, has reached the 40th floor and said that the building is rising at the rate of one floor per week.

Work on the south side of the site is also moving forward. On Thursday, the Port approved a $46 million contract to install all the steel for the Vehicle Security Center. The contract, awarded to W&W Steel Company of Oklahoma City, came in 23 percent under budget and will help get the underground garage open in 2013, Plate said.

The Port is also ramping up security measures in anticipation of the memorial opening on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. The Port allocated $5 million on Thursday to outfit the Trade Center site with more surveillance cameras and iris scanners leading up to 9/11/11.

The Port will monitor all the security information from an interim facility at 115 Broadway, a couple of blocks away, said Steve Coleman, Port spokesman. Eventually, the security center will move to the World Trade Center itself, somewhere below ground on the east side of the side, Coleman said.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 05:05 AM   #116
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Old October 2nd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #117
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At least two new trees are already on site.

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Old October 2nd, 2010, 08:57 PM   #118
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Trees comming all day..
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 02:02 AM   #119
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Looks like nine new trees planted today. That's 25 down, 375 to go...

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Old October 3rd, 2010, 03:13 AM   #120
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Does the number of 400 trees include the trees in the liberty park?

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Eventually, 400 trees will blanket the 8-acre plaza, surrounding the waterfalls in the footprints of the original Twin Towers.
In the article posted by oli83 it sounds like liberty park and the gaps between towers 2-4 and the hub are not included.
So how many trees will there be altogether at WTC? 600? 800?
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