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Old July 3rd, 2013, 12:53 AM   #1881
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 01:10 AM   #1882
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Why it takes so long to open this museum? It was going to be opened on 9/11 this year, isn't it? Now it is expected to be opened next year...
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 02:11 AM   #1883
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Financial disputes between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum foundation halted construction of the Museum for about a year.

Lets not also forget the museum was flooded with 30 feet of water back in October.

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 06:23 AM   #1884
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Why it takes so long to open this museum? It was going to be opened on 9/11 this year, isn't it? Now it is expected to be opened next year...
The Museum is scheduled to be opened in March 2014 but it could get pushed back to September 11, 2014
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Old July 4th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #1885
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Financial disputes between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum foundation halted construction of the Museum for about a year.

Lets not also forget the museum was flooded with 30 feet of water back in October.
Face it, it's delayed opening was the result of Politics, pure and simple! Everybody wanted to have power.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #1886
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Face it, it's delayed opening was the result of Politics, pure and simple! Everybody wanted to have power.
Of course, let's just blame everything on politics, it's so simple. The damage of Sandy was imaginary. Submerging electrical and mechanical systems and materials under 30 feet of water when they are not designed for that would not create a significant delay. Not at all.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #1887
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*The following information was last updated on July 12, 2013.

Museum interior fit-out and artifact installation in underground space. Opening slated for 2014.
Soil installation and tree planting in phases through 2013; more than 225 trees now on site
Utilities, waterproofing, and other activities underway
Memorial Pavilion and entry house interior fit-out
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Old July 15th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #1888
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More trees are here. They being unloaded next to Transportation Hub/ WTC 2
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Old July 15th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #1889
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Finally, we'll see some trees in the NE part of the memorial.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #1890
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from www.lowermanhattan.info/news

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Memorial Tourism Booms as Museum Work Proceeds

On July 5th, the National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center achieved a new record by welcoming more than 22,000 people to the plaza -- the most ever on a single day, bringing the total number of visitors to more than eight million since it opened in September 2011. The milestone marks nearly two years of success for the 6.5-acre site, and underscores its importance among the top New York City tourist attractions.

Community Board 1 heard the latest updates on the Memorial and underground museum this week from Joe Daniels, Memorial president and CEO, who explained that construction there is less than one year away from substantial completion.

"Every single corner of the museum is full of activity," said Daniels, who declared that the entry pavilion (which will house the security-screening area) and subterranean museum will open no later than June 2014.

He also explained that the Memorial plaza -- which is now only 75-percent complete, fully fenced-in, and only accessible via pre-ticketed staging and screening areas -- is planned to be "freely accessibly" from all sides upon completion, though the Port Authority in cooperation with other partners and agencies will make the final determination and timeline. The possibility of a ticket fee for the Museum to help cover operating costs is currently under discussion.

Daniels reiterated that the 9-11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey Street will remain open indefinitely. He added that his team projects that more than 50 percent of all Memorial visitors will access the Museum once it opens.

The underground museum space quickly recuperated from heavy flooding during Hurricane Sandy, and Daniels said that no artifacts were significantly damaged. On a positive note, the flood led engineers "to add additional prophylactic measures to close up every penetration that comes into the museum," said Daniels. A thorough emergency protocol also has been established.

The advance-reservation system continues to work well for a growing number of visitors, and the Memorial website (www.911memorial.org) encourages trip planning, especially while active construction proceeds throughout the World Trade Center site.
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They are really using a crane to insert the trees in their positions, a large mobile "bay crane" has arrived with an additional jib. However, it looks like they won't be able to access the two most distant (from the "streets") still empty plots since they haven't placed soil around the empty plots..

I wonder why they do not use this small yellow "tree transport vehicle" they used about two years ago, I'd guess leasing the huge mobile crane is much more expensive..
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They are really using a crane to insert the trees in their positions, a large mobile "bay crane" has arrived with an additional jib. However, it looks like they won't be able to access the two most distant (from the "streets") still empty plots since they haven't placed soil around the empty plots..

I wonder why they do not use this small yellow "tree transport vehicle" they used about two years ago, I'd guess leasing the huge mobile crane is much more expensive..
No wonder everything is overbudget. Bring a crane, attach a jib, just to move few trees around?

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First tree in the NE section going in now!
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Old July 17th, 2013, 04:33 AM   #1894
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They are really using a crane to insert the trees in their positions, a large mobile "bay crane" has arrived with an additional jib. However, it looks like they won't be able to access the two most distant (from the "streets") still empty plots since they haven't placed soil around the empty plots..

I wonder why they do not use this small yellow "tree transport vehicle" they used about two years ago, I'd guess leasing the huge mobile crane is much more expensive..
They may have already had it on site/will be using it for something else...?

It is a construction site...who knows?
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Old July 17th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #1895
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So great to finally see trees in the NE section, from what I counted they are putting 14 with 5 left to go as of right now. Wonder if they are finishing off that section and opening it for the 12th anniversary even though the museum won't open until next spring. Either way thank god that empty section was annoying me.

Edit: looks like another tree just arrived, maybe they are finishing off the trees this week.

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I count 22 new trees in the NE section, and some more are arriving just now along the southern edge of the memorial, with a crane already there to place them..
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So great to finally see trees in the NE section, from what I counted they are putting 14 with 5 left to go as of right now. Wonder if they are finishing off that section and opening it for the 12th anniversary even though the museum won't open until next spring. Either way thank god that empty section was annoying me.

Edit: looks like another tree just arrived, maybe they are finishing off the trees this week.
Last I heard is that section of the memorial won't open until the museum does.
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Last I heard is that section of the memorial won't open until the museum does.
that's disappointing
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Old July 22nd, 2013, 06:03 AM   #1899
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that's disappointing
The Museum should open by June 2014 or they might postpone it and open it on September 11, 2014
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The Museum should open by June 2014 or they might postpone it and open it on September 11, 2014
They are shooting for around next Memorial Day.
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