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Old February 29th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #41
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There are several large, quite long I-beams lying along the Liberty Street side of the VSC, near Rte 9. Is there any chance these are the pieces needed to connect the pedestrian bridge to the VSC?
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Old March 4th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #42
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Old March 21st, 2012, 01:51 PM   #43
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Not only the cars in the VSC will get screened..

Taxis and Delivery Trucks Get Locked Down Under WTC Security Plan

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They are pouring a wall between the northern and southern part of the south bathtub, so does this mean that the southernmost part of the site won't be excavated? Or do they wait until they know what will be build there?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 06:56 AM   #44
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When do you think they will finish steel erection for the site? Probably the end of the year right? I'm anxious to see Liberty Park and the pedestrian bridge completed and connected!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:50 PM   #45
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If there are no problems, end of this year could be right, though I think we have to wait longer for the connection with the pedestrian bridge. Lots of work left, when the main steel part is erected. Too bad that the new PATH executive director seems to have stopped the quarterly reports, they provided quite useful information on all PATH projects around the site.

I am curious how exactly the bridge will be connected, do you think all the above-ground steel we currently have on site is the extension of the pedestrian bridge? I expected it shorter. Would be good to have some more accurate renderings of the future site..
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 04:08 AM   #46
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At the entire security/traffic plan looks ridiculous! Why did they even bother building those streets through the site? They could've saved a lot of money both in construction costs and security costs at checkpoints if they just didn't build them.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 04:16 AM   #47
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At the entire security/traffic plan looks ridiculous! Why did they even bother building those streets through the site? They could've saved a lot of money both in construction costs and security costs at checkpoints if they just didn't build them.
I agree 1,000%. They would have also had more space to make the buildings somewhat larger too.

It is ironic that the NYPD bitched so much about security to the point that WTC1 is praticaly a bunker but then they have these stupid streets going through there.

The streets are useless and go nowhere. We've done fine without them for decades.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 10:35 AM   #48
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I agree 1,000%. They would have also had more space to make the buildings somewhat larger too.

It is ironic that the NYPD bitched so much about security to the point that WTC1 is praticaly a bunker but then they have these stupid streets going through there.

The streets are useless and go nowhere. We've done fine without them for decades.
That's before 100,000 new workers descend on these four buildings and transit hub, not to mention tourists.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 11:57 AM   #49
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But Greenwich Street won't even be a through street for normal traffic, and people working there will avoid using a car when they have to undergo a screening process every time they enter the site.

Another aspect is that the whole security thing will scare off potential tenants when the companies don't know how their employees and clients will reach the site and vehicle entry for guests requires a screening process..
I guess many companies are not keen on having their offices in a totally secured zone.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 09:47 PM   #50
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Another aspect is that the whole security thing will scare off potential tenants when the companies don't know how their employees and clients will reach the site
This is one of the biggest consequence I see from this plan.

If you put these measures in place here, why not in front of the ESB, or Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, etc. This is starting to go overboard.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 09:50 PM   #51
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Preliminary work being started for the new church above the VSC.

Test-Pit and Sewer Work at Greenwich and Liberty
March 15

"The Port Authority is in the planning stages for reconstruction of St. Nicholas Church at the World Trade Center. In order to test for utilities that will accommodate the Greek Orthodox Church’s design, test pit work is planned to begin Friday, March 16th on Greenwich Street, just south of the Liberty Street intersection. The test pits involve opening an eight-foot wide section of Greenwich in order to survey the utilities. The work is expected to take one week and will be completed during the evening hours."
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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:39 AM   #52
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by IrishInNYC from WiredNewYork..

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View of the 888 and VSC from the entrance under T4 (trucks that pass through the VSC on their way to any other location in WTC will come towards us in this picture). And head north, this way:

Moreover, the crawler crane there is supposed to leave next weekend..
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #53
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Moreover, the crawler crane there is supposed to leave next weekend..


the 16000 or the 888?
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #54
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The 888. Sorry, I forgot that both are crawlers..

The 16000 is moving eastwards step by step as the steel in the western part is done. I guess it will be needed till the end of the year approx.
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by IrishInNYC from WiredNewYork..

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Around the circle the vehicle ramp will be erected..
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Old April 4th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #56
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Old April 4th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #57
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Rapiscan Systems will provide security screening equipment.



And this is how the security command room will look like:
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Is this the beginning of some new steel?

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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:15 AM   #59
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Is this the beginning of some new steel?
Yes, looks like it, the column is still in this position, though a bit odd, until now they erected the steel step by step from west to east.

Newer pic with the same perspective as Otie's pic, from WiredNY

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The 888 is now scheduled to leave on the weekend of 14/15.
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Yes, looks like it, the column is still in this position, though a bit odd, until now they erected the steel step by step from west to east.
Looks like it could be a diagonal temporary support for the wall. Hard to tell from the cam, but there are more anchor-like things on the wall at the very same height.
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