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Old September 18th, 2014, 11:12 PM   #361
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Does this mean that the area below 2,3 and 4 WTC belonging to the VSC is more or less finished - and only the connection to 1 WTC is still blocked where the temporary PATH station is situated? Do you know how far the work in the southern bathtub has progressed? Only minor finishings? At least it seems like they are on track with their latest timeline on this one..
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Old September 19th, 2014, 06:31 AM   #362
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As it is a world trade center it must be securitized
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Old September 19th, 2014, 08:22 AM   #363
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As it is a world trade center it must be securitized
Something George W. Bush would have said.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #364
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Something George W. Bush would have said.
I think he's making a reference to securitized debt.
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Old September 20th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #365
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This is a awesome building [][
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Old October 12th, 2014, 10:07 PM   #366
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i'm surprised this flew under the SSC radar.

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Old October 13th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #367
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Looks like the are about to pave part of Libery Street going along the memorial plaza very soon...
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Old October 13th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #368
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Looks like the are about to pave part of Libery Street going along the memorial plaza very soon...
Already started
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Old October 13th, 2014, 06:20 PM   #369
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Already started
They literally musy have just started, they weren't when I wrote that lol...
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Old October 13th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #370
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Great news! Now there's only the small remainder of Fulton Street left to pave, and the site has got all its streets!
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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:24 PM   #371
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Great news! Now there's only the small remainder of Fulton Street left to pave, and the site has got all its streets!
Not so fast.. Vesey Street is not fully restored, the part of Greenwich St. where the temporary PATH station is situated is missing, and also that short part of Cedar (?) behind the VSC going into Washington St... well and Dey Street between 3 WTC and the transport hub, although this may become a pedestrian area?!

But great to see Liberty poured, can't wait to see them connecting the pedestrian bridge with Liberty park.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:28 PM   #372
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Dey St is a pedestrian walkway much like Cortlandt.

By the way, Liberty is still not fully paved.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 05:23 AM   #373
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A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Designed by Santiago Calatrava
http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-chu...ned-1413420884



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It took two hours of talking with architect Santiago Calatrava —we touched on rock climbing, the Swiss cheese dish raclette, Rembrandt’s self-portraits and New York City’s tradition of great civic architecture—before I realized how appropriate the placement is of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which will overlook the 9/11 Memorial.

And not just because it’s the rebirth of the church, a fixture in the neighborhood since the 19th century until it was destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center’s south tower on Sept. 11, 2001.

Mr. Calatrava designed the church and will attend its groundbreaking on Saturday. If everything goes according to schedule, the building should be finished in 2016 or early 2017.

While the 9/11 Memorial, with its twin reflecting pools and alleys of trees, masterfully creates an opportunity for quiet reflection, there’s also something to be said for a sanctuary with four walls—and perhaps for lighting a memorial candle, no matter what religion you practice, or even if you practice no religion at all.

“All the circumstances around 9/11, the memorial embodies that very well,” Mr. Calatrava said as he sat in the stately Park Avenue townhouse that does double duty as his home and his office.

Then, the architect pulled out the sketches that won him the competition to rebuild St. Nicholas, describing the church with words such as “full” and “introverted” to illustrate how different the experience will be from the voids of the reflecting pools.

Unlike what you might expect, the renderings aren't architecturally rigorous. They are relatively simple, rather impressionistic drawings—of a mosaic of the Madonna and Child Enthroned at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul that morph into a church with a cupola, of flowers and domes produced during a visit to Mount Athos in Greece.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #374
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From The Real Deal:

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Renderings reveal interior of Ground Zero Church
Santiago Calatrava-designed sanctuary is expected to open in 2016 or early 2017

Construction will start on the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church near Ground Zero and the World Trade Center this weekend. And a new animated video shows the first look at the church’s interior.
The church will be made of white Vermont marble. The design was inspired by a mosaic of the Madonna and Child Enthroned at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, according to the Wall Street Journal.
here is the link to the article:

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/10/...d-zero-church/

and the pics provided y the article:



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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #375
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And of course the media STILL uses the term "ground zero"
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Old October 18th, 2014, 12:37 AM   #376
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So according to the article, it will take at least 2 years to build this church. Isn't that a bit long for such a relatively small project? I thought this could be finished in about 6 months or so.

Or is there still that much work to do on the VSC (and foundations) before they can actually start building the church? Too bad there aren't many photo updates of the VSC lately.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 07:58 AM   #377
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A groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow morning @ 11:45. Bleachers and seats have been setup already stretching all across Liberty.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 10:07 PM   #378
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Photos by goarch on Instagram




"Metropolitan Tikhon of the Orthodox Church in America and Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese sign the wall at St. Nicholas."


"The procession has begun. Archbishop Demetrios blesses the faithful."


"Today, two cairns will be constructed, in memory of the Twin Towers, and in imitation of the cairn at Gilgal that the Prophet Joshua fashioned to commemorate the crossing over of the Israelites into the Promised Land. This passage from the Book of Joshua (4:19-24) is now being read."


"The Choir is now chanting the Great Doxology while the Building of the Two Carins begins. Representatives from the congregation laying their stones. There will be 12 stones in each carin. The structure, representing the Twin Towers will be installed permanently at the entrance of the church. "


"Archbishop Demetrios blesses the cairns. “Upon the unshakeable rock of your commandments, O Lord, make firm this Church unto ages of ages. Amen."


"Former New York Governor George Pataki speaks to guests. "


"Architect Santiago Calavatra speaks to the guests. "


"Archbishop Demetrios speaks to guests: 'This is the day the Lord has made!'"
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Old October 18th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #379
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Really interesting pics, thanks for posting.
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Old October 19th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #380
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So according to the article, it will take at least 2 years to build this church. Isn't that a bit long for such a relatively small project? I thought this could be finished in about 6 months or so. Or is there still that much work to do on the VSC (and foundations) before they can actually start building the church? Too bad there aren't many photo updates of the VSC lately.
It's a Calatrava project...chances of it taking a VERY long time to be built and going 3x over budget are pretty high
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