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Old May 14th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #181
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Yes, but they will probably go into the holes along the southern edge of the memorial, it will take some more time until we'll see trees etc. on top of the VSC..
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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #182
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More recently, some white stuff has been delivered that looks like waterproofing, probably it will be placed on top of the concrete in the near future. Not much visible progress above ground recently, however.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 02:00 PM   #183
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Future part of Cedar Street is beginning to take shape..

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Old June 12th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #184
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News on the church to be built on top of the VSC:

from http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...ent=Commercial

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Now, this couldn’t possibly be true — could it?

According to the Greek-American newspaper, The National Herald, architect Santiago Calatrava is “reportedly the leading candidate” to design the new Church of St. Nicholas just south of the World Trade Center.

That’s right, the same Calatrava whose cyclopean WTC Transportation Hub is seven years late, more than $2 billion over budget and has tied other site construction into knots.

The original St. Nicholas was destroyed on 9/11.

Ever since, its replacement on Port Authority-owned land — exactly where it would go and how big it would be — has been a political hot potato tossed among three different governors, several Port Authority chiefs and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

The archdiocese’s Father Mark Arey told us: “Mr. Calatrava has certainly been among the 12 or 13 architects who were pre-selected to offer designs.

“But we have not made an announcement. It’s unfortunate someone spoke pre-emptively to the National Herald.”
If they really choose Calatrava's design, I hope they have enough money..
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Old June 12th, 2013, 05:50 PM   #185
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As much as I appreciate Calatrava's work, I wouldn't consider leaving him another big project at the same site as the smartest thing to do, considering almost all of his works end up into a superfluous splurge of money and resources, not to mention his recent tendency to reshuffle previous works.

Leave the church to another architect, someone who can enrich the overall architectural language with a totally different perspective.
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Old June 12th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #186
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That sounds like a bad punchline. I can only imagine an upturned millipede with rafters coming off of a spiral cinnamon roll shaped glass and white steel building.
Calatrava's reasoning would then be "It reminded me of a coward millipede moments away from death by a soaring bird."
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Old June 16th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #187
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Lowermanhattan.info reports they are now installing the final roof concrete.
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Old June 16th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #188
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^and apparently they will be starting construction on liberty park soon, now if they would just tell us whether or not the damn Sphere will be there(which it should since the memorial is selfish and won't put it on the actual site).
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Old June 17th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #189
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Its up to the PA/NY heads, there's a spot engineered to support it. Start a petition and you may get attention.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 06:01 AM   #190
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WTC sphere should be in the VSC
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Old June 24th, 2013, 07:04 AM   #191
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I don't think the Sphere belongs with the memorial plaza, doesn't really fit in with the fountains and trees and all. I could live with it in Liberty Park over the VSC.

But I think the best spot is inside the underground museum with the rest of the artifacts. But it's likely too late for that now.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #192
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I don't think the Sphere belongs with the memorial plaza, doesn't really fit in with the fountains and trees and all. I could live with it in Liberty Park over the VSC.

But I think the best spot is inside the underground museum with the rest of the artifacts. But it's likely too late for that now.
Why should all 9/11 artifacts be swept under the rug? The one thing I never liked about the way the memorial has been run since day one is they've tried way to hard to sanitize the site. I'll always compare it to removing the Arizona from the waters of Pearl Harbor and still trying to have a memorial over the site. Without the artifact the site loses some of its power. It SHOULD remind people of the attacks, and it shouldn't have to do that from below ground. Who cares if the sphere is "ugly"? If they truly wanted the memorial to be effective it would be sitting right between the reflecting pools.

Now as for Liberty Park, I'm very curious to see how it continues to develop, as I think it will balance the site out quite well. A bit more green on that side versus all the buildings and whatnot that will be on the other. Looking forward to the first signs of it's construction.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #193
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Why should all 9/11 artifacts be swept under the rug? The one thing I never liked about the way the memorial has been run since day one is they've tried way to hard to sanitize the site. I'll always compare it to removing the Arizona from the waters of Pearl Harbor and still trying to have a memorial over the site. Without the artifact the site loses some of its power. It SHOULD remind people of the attacks, and it shouldn't have to do that from below ground. Who cares if the sphere is "ugly"? If they truly wanted the memorial to be effective it would be sitting right between the reflecting pools.

Now as for Liberty Park, I'm very curious to see how it continues to develop, as I think it will balance the site out quite well. A bit more green on that side versus all the buildings and whatnot that will be on the other. Looking forward to the first signs of it's construction.
I certainly agree with this! Ideally, the sphere should have been returned to the location where it was prior to the attacks to symbolize its survival! No matter what it should certainly be above ground and very visible.
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Old June 26th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #194
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the sphere has to return to wtc site !!!!!!!!
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Old June 26th, 2013, 05:27 PM   #195
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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #196
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Is it still U/C? There is no really visible progress...
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Old June 29th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #197
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Yes but I suppose the most work is underground at the moment, don't know for sure though...
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Old July 16th, 2013, 03:34 PM   #198
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Is it still U/C? There is no really visible progress...
Yes it is, but most progress is underground at the moment. You can see trucks coming and going though day by day, and some work needs to be done on the roof which is visible to our view..

latest info on what they are doing from lowermanhattan.info
  • VSC roof work and concrete placement
  • Interior fit-out and utility tie-ins
  • Preparations for Liberty Park construction on the west side of the site
  • Preparations for St. Nicholas Church construction on the east side of the site
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Old August 7th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #199
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Some rebar appeared on top of the current structure of the VSC.. difficult to say if this is already for St. Nicholas Church.. couldn't find any recent news on the web for it..

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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #200
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Can someone tell me where I can find the entrance for the Memorial Plaza in the overview picture?
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