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Old November 11th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #1
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NEW YORK | World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center | U/C

The VSC will utilize the latest technologies, including a vehicle scanning system, vehicle arrest devices, control gates and closed-circuit television, surveillance system, as well as security booths and an operations office.

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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Thanks a lot for starting the thread!

Webcams showing the VSC:

http://www.video-monitoring.com/cons...itv/silver.htm

http://www.911memorial.org/webcam

Latest pic from inside the pit, posted by IrishInNYC over at WiredNewYork:

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Old November 12th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #3
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Under significant pressure from Governor Cuomo, the Port Authority will allow St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church to rebuild their destroyed church on a World Trade Center site. An earlier deal had the state giving the church $20 million to rebuild while the Port invested $40 million in a blast-proof platform for the building over a new vehicle security center beneath. That deal moved the church up the street from their old location at 155 Cedar Street and onto a 4,100 square foot site at the corner of Greenwich and Liberty streets. Under the new agreement the church will stay on Liberty Street and the Port will build a $25 million platform, with the church raising its own funds to rebuild.



From 2003 to 2008, the church worked with the Port to develop the Liberty Street site. But as the church’s ambitions grew from the original 1,200-square-foot chapel to a community center of more than 6,000 square feet, the Port pulled out. The church in turn forced the agency’s hand with a lawsuit that was just about to go to court when the governor stepped in.

For their part, church officials say they were more than cooperative all along. “Whenever they asked us to move we moved,” said Nicholas Koutsomitis, architect for the proposed church. “We always looked at the bigger picture, we did that for eight years.”

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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #4
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Nice new thread. Now I've one more to look forward to as a New Yorker.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Old November 19th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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these photos seem to be of the tower 5 site.

the 16000 crane and iron is already going up at the VSC.

good to have a thread for this though. big heavy iron.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #7
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Good progress on the VSC. I hope Tower 5 construction starts soon, however it still puzzles me as to why they didn't just rebuild the Deutsche bank building.. it seems weird that the Deutsche Bank company didn't mind losing their office space.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #9
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Good progress on the VSC. I hope Tower 5 construction starts soon, however it still puzzles me as to why they didn't just rebuild the Deutsche bank building.. it seems weird that the Deutsche Bank company didn't mind losing their office space.
True, where did they relocate to?
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 05:07 AM   #10
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Good progress on the VSC. I hope Tower 5 construction starts soon, however it still puzzles me as to why they didn't just rebuild the Deutsche bank building.. it seems weird that the Deutsche Bank company didn't mind losing their office space.
once again.... there is NO tower planned on this site anytime soon. There is no renders and there is no plans for it so quit hoping. They still yet find tenants for 2 and 3, until then those towers even not going to be built.

I don't understand why people seems thinking that something will be build here any time soon except Security Center and a Church.

Yes, they want to build apartments/hotel tower here but that even not set and stone even yet.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 03:06 AM   #11
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Cutted version of 911 Memorial by dbifulco
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 05:00 PM   #12
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The wall between the two parts of the plot is completely demolished.. view from the World Hotel.. (check the full size pic for more details)

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 08:29 AM   #13
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Bus parking area moving on.

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The wall between the two parts of the plot is completely demolished.. view from the World Hotel.. (check the full size pic for more details)
WOW that was fast, now Phase 2 moving forward.
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WOW that was fast, now Phase 2 moving forward.
What's Phase 2? And when will this smaller area of land reach ground level? (The part NW of Deutsche bank site)
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from http://www.lowermanhattan.info/const...ial_93699.aspx

South Bathtub "Phase 1" is the site bounded by Liberty, West, Cedar, and Washington. Work there includes: steel and concrete placement. A tower crane is mobilized inside the site at West and Liberty Street.
South Bathtub "Phase 2" is the site bounded by Liberty, Washington, Albany, and Greenwich (the former 130 Liberty site). Work there includes: excavation and concrete placement.
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basically, Phase 1 is the part, where the Manitowoc (red crane) is already erecting steel, Phase 2 is the part where they are still excavating..
Due to the delay in the demolition of the Deutsche Bank Building, the construction is at different stages in the two "Phases"
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Old December 7th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #17
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Some news related to the VSC from http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/pr...adLine_id=1507

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES NEARLY $76 MILLION IN INVESTMENT TO CONTINUE REBUILDING MOMENTUM AT WTC SITE

The Board also approved a $15.5 million contract with Rapiscan Systems, Inc., to provide security screening equipment for the World Trade Center Vehicular Security Center, which will be the gateway for tenant vehicles, delivery trucks and tour buses to access the site’s subgrade parking areas. The screening center is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

In addition, a $31.9 million contract was approved for the Vehicle Security Center with Padilla Construction Services Inc., for architectural finishes at the facility, including carpentry, drywall, acoustical, insulation, hollow metal frames and doors, finish hardware, painting flooring and other items.

The Port Authority also is proceeding to build out the site’s subgrade parking areas and retail areas. As part of that effort, the Board approved an $11.8 million contract with Pabco Construction Corporation for carpentry and drywall.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #20
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http://www.tribecatrib.com/news/2011...-30-years.html

Port Authority Pictures 'Sphere' in Park Near WTC Site

By Carl Glassman

The Port Authority has yet to announce a permanent home for the battered 22.5 ton sculpture “The Sphere,” the iconic memorial to the tragedy of Sept. 11 that now resides in Battery Park. But renderings prepared for a possible presentation, obtained by the Trib, show the Authority’s concept of how the sculpture might look in the future Liberty Park—near the World Trade Center site but not on it.

The renderings show two optional locations for "The Sphere" on the elevated park, to be constructed above the Vehicle Security Center on Liberty Street. Acording to one image, the sphere would be visible from the Sept. 11 Memorial Plaza across the street.

Whether the renderings will become part of a formal presentation to the community is unclear. A Port Authority spokesman declined to comment to the Trib on its plans for the sculpture. “We are in ongoing discussions with family members about the placement of the Sphere," Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said in an email statement. A spokesman for the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum responded with a similar statement.

Fritz Koenig's "The Sphere," which has stood in Battery Park since March 2002, must be moved by next summer to make way for construction. No one involved with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site—not the Port Authority, the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum nor Silverstein Properties—has expressed interest in returning the sculpture to the World Trade Center site, its home for 30 years.

But some victims' family members continue to advocate for bringing it back to what they see as its rightful place. Michael Burke, the brother of a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 who leads that movement, said he has gathered 7,700 supporters in an online petition.

"it survived the terrorist strike, the terrorist attack upon civilization and humanity and world peace. And now we are moving it somewhere else, because somehow it disturbs the integrity of the Memorial design," said Burke, who was shown the renderings by the Port Authority and rejects Liberty Park as a site for the sculpture. "Well, what does that tell us about the Memorial design?"

According to its renderings, the Authority appears to be choosing between two locations within the new park. The "West Side" option shows the brass-and-steel sphere near the Liberty Street bridge. The "Center" option places it closer to the site of what will be the rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Though a rendering indicates it can be seen from the Memorial plaza, Burke said it will hardly be noticed from there.

"if it is visible, it sure as hell won’t be prominent," he said. "it will be mildly noticable, perhaps, when the trees are bare. But no one is going to notice it."

Not having received a presentation by the Port Authority, Community Board 1 has yet to weigh in on where "The Sphere" should go. Catherine McVay Hughes, chair of the board's World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee, said she is not yet taking sides in the controversy but calls the artwork a significant reminder of what happened at the World Trade Center. "It's the largest unvarnished artifact that will be open to the public," Hughes said. "It's important that people can see it."

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