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Old November 21st, 2013, 07:22 PM   #241
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I wonder what's included in the $50 million price tag? Considering the base structure has already been built and I'm sure the price doesn't include anything to do with the church it seemed extremely extravagant for such a small area.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 08:01 PM   #242
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I wonder what's included in the $50 million price tag? Considering the base structure has already been built and I'm sure the price doesn't include anything to do with the church it seemed extremely extravagant for such a small area.
Because of the elevated factor - I would think there is an increased price in railings, stairs, elevators, bridging the gap to the pedestrian bridge, etc. Then you have to create an environment that can sustain plant life on top of the concrete slab...and not leak downwards...

Additionally, there may be added security measures given the location on top of the VSC.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #243
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Some wooden forms have appeared on the roof of the VSC (webcam link) which match with the future structure illustrated in the latest rendering..

I wasn't expecting this so fast, because according to
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Some details, including features shown in renderings released by the Port Authority, may change after construction bid proposals are received.
the final construction package is still in the bidding phase..
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Old November 25th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #244
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i hope that this enclave gets completed as soon as possible here
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Old December 10th, 2013, 04:42 AM   #245
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Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space



The great model of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in New York City, adjacent to the site of the former World Trade Center, is placed next to striking watercolor drawings where the artist’s gaze wanders from the studies of mosaics and Hagia Sophia cupolas in Istanbul, to the blossoming of a camellia, and from the arch drawn by the weight of a palm leaf to the face of Christ, an ideal model for the centrally designed church.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 05:05 AM   #246
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CALATRAVA OFFERS FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIBERTY PARK AT WORLD TRADE CENTER WHEN UNVEILING CHURCH DESIGN





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Old December 10th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #247
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That doesn't look too bad.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #248
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Update from http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/..._to_86269.aspx

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Construction of the underground vehicle-screening and parking area at the southwest corner of the World Trade Center (WTC), called the Vehicular Security Center (VSC), has made tremendous progress over the past year. The structure itself is nearing completion, with crews from the Port Authority now working to complete its mechanical systems, interior finishes, and access points both at grade and within the subterranean complex -- which stretches around half of the entire 16-acre WTC site (the WTC Memorial and Museum occupies the other half).

At the January 6th Community Board 1 Planning Committee meeting, Port Authority spokesperson Glenn Guzi explained that with the VSC's structure now erected, construction vehicles should be using the facility by approximately late 2014. Meanwhile, work is beginning the 1.4-acre Liberty Park atop the VSC roof. In addition to adding green space to the neighborhood, the park will serve as a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare between West and Greenwich Streets, and overlook the WTC site thanks to its higher elevation.

On the west side of the park, the Liberty Bridge will provide an elevated pedestrian crossing over West Street to the World Financial Center. Pedestrian walkways will traverse the park, separated by planted areas and benches.

Port Authority Assistant Director of WTC Construction Carla Bonacci is leading the Liberty Park project, and at the meeting explained that to accommodate the 20-foot change in elevation between Greenwich and West Streets, stairways will be built on all four corners, as well as a ramp accessible at the southeast corner. Sidewalks also will be built at grade around the park, though heavy truck and bus traffic will access the VSC from the Liberty Street side at all times of day.

Bonacci said that trees ranging from 18 to 35 feet will be planted throughout the park for shade and seasonal colors, including seven trees on the far east side of the park. Ivy will be planted on the north wall of the elevated park to boost its sustainability and add greenery facing the WTC Memorial plaza. She said by approximately early 2015, Liberty Park should be substantially complete and open to the public.

The agency also is coordinating foundation preparations for the new Santiago Calatrava-designed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which will rise on the east side of the park area along Greenwich Street, between Liberty and Cedar. A 750-seat outdoor amphitheater will create a community gathering space on the church's west side (though it will not be used for public concerts or other organized events).
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #249
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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church - Other Proposals


Calatrava's design was chosen out of 10 contestants. Here are a couple others:







Source: http://tdanyc.com/religious/saint-nicholas-church





Source: http://02varvara.wordpress.com/2010/...urch-wtc-site/








Source: http://www.krjda.com/Sites/GreekOrth...rchPhotos.html
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Old January 29th, 2014, 12:23 AM   #250
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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church - Other Proposals


Calatrava's design was chosen out of 10 contestants. Here are a couple others:






Source: http://www.krjda.com/Sites/GreekOrth...rchPhotos.html
I love the Calatrava design but I would've probably went for that one.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #251
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I wish we could see the other proposals. I've looked for them online but came up empty handed.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 01:03 PM   #252
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Wow, Really like the first one! But maybe a bit too "bunkery" for the site.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #253
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That first one looks like one of those oil storage tanks that you see all over by the New Jersey Turnpike.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #254
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I love the Calatrava design but I would've probably went for that one.
Me too, I also think this one fits better. But it depends how the corners in Calatrava's design look in reality, difficult to say from the renders, in which they appear a bit odd to me.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:17 AM   #255
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Anyone know what the fate of the sphere?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:57 AM   #256
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It will most likely be in this park.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 08:05 AM   #257
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any new photos or updates on the park? kinda hard to see on earthcam
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Old February 28th, 2014, 11:23 AM   #258
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Here are some new renderings from the park from http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0..._look_like.php

No real visible progress in the last month, however, a few days ago work on the wooden forms seemed to restart. Probably real progress will be visible when the snow is finally gone completely..





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Old March 1st, 2014, 06:56 AM   #259
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the sphere ??? not included in this plan
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:42 PM   #260
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I thinf, the sphere could be perfect inside in the oculus, world trade center transportation hub just in the center.
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