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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #6581
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the core can easily be seen above the street a couple of blocks away...i wonder how high it is now.. 50 ft?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #6582
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The memorial encompasses the footprints of the twin towers.

The total floor area to programmed to be built will be greather than that of the former WTC.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #6583
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Q. Are their any plans to incorporate an open-air observation platform on the roof of the Freedom Tower, much like the old World Trade Center? Brett, Atlanta, GA

A.The old World Trade Center observation deck was clearly one of the top tourist attractions in New York City, and I'm pleased that the new One World Trade Center will have a similar observation deck on its top floors. Our recent projections show that we expect the new observation deck to be as popular – if not more popular – than the old one. For that reason, we're considering dedicating two upper deck floors for the observation deck.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #6584
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I think the balance between space dedicated to the memorial and space to be used for new towers is perfect:



The footprints of all 4 new towers is roughly equivalent to the footprints of the Twin Towers and there's still plenty of space left over for wider than normal sidewalks (compare the sidewalks on all 4 sides of Tower 2 in the photo above to the sidewalk around the Verizon Building - upper right - or the post office - lower right). There's no need to devote more space to the office towers. I think the park around the memorial is also the perfect size. Also, the fact that Greenwich Street runs through the site kind of determines how much space can be devoted to what anyway.

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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:40 PM   #6585
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in the above plan, below the upper right memorial and beside the visitor center there seems to be a empty space among the trees. What is this? ( it isnt mentonied with a name ) a small plaza maybe?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #6586
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Old November 19th, 2008, 04:19 AM   #6587
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Old November 19th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #6588
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will the greenwich street inbetween wtc3/4 and wtc memorial restore back to its function after all the construction in the ground zero is finished?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #6589
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will the greenwich street inbetween wtc3/4 and wtc memorial restore back to its function after all the construction in the ground zero is finished?
Yes, that was the plan from the start. I wouldn't refer to this site as *ground zero* anymore, though, the term *WTC site* is more appropriate this time around.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #6590
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on the web site it said they want to be done by the 2011 sept 11. little under 3 years ?. at this pace i would be amazed. It reminds me of the city union worker in my city, 3 are watching and the new guy is working. Is this project run by city offical's ?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #6591
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on the web site it said they want to be done by the 2011 sept 11. little under 3 years ?. at this pace i would be amazed. It reminds me of the city union worker in my city, 3 are watching and the new guy is working. Is this project run by city offical's ?
ok heres whats up: freedom tower will be done BEFORE 2014, finished in 2013. the memorial will not be complete until 2012 or 13, BUT it will be open just on sep 11 2011
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Old November 20th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #6592
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The tower cranes were in use late this night; maybe we'll be seeing the core jump up soon.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #6593
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Looks like a substantial pour i s going on on the western side of the building. I am not sure if it is the core or not, but if it goes on past 2 or 3 pm it is probably the "southern" core again.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #6594
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By looking at the web cam play back, It is a Pour in the southern core. They started around 10 last night and are still pouring. Looks like they finally have their act together in what and how to do it to make it grow faster.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #6595
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on the web site it said they want to be done by the 2011 sept 11. little under 3 years ?. at this pace i would be amazed. It reminds me of the city union worker in my city, 3 are watching and the new guy is working. Is this project run by city offical's ?
Not only by city officials, but by politicians! The two worst combinations in the world, unions and politicians are working in unison on this project so it will take at least three times as long as required.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #6596
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I think the balance between space dedicated to the memorial and space to be used for new towers is perfect:



The footprints of all 4 new towers is roughly equivalent to the footprints of the Twin Towers and there's still plenty of space left over for wider than normal sidewalks (compare the sidewalks on all 4 sides of Tower 2 in the photo above to the sidewalk around the Verizon Building - upper right - or the post office - lower right). There's no need to devote more space to the office towers. I think the park around the memorial is also the perfect size. Also, the fact that Greenwich Street runs through the site kind of determines how much space can be devoted to what anyway.
The plan looks nice


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Quite old.
I see that tower WTC 7 is complete.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #6597
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^ tower 7 been completed for some years now.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #6598
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This photo was taken after permission was granted from the PANYNJ.

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Old November 21st, 2008, 04:21 AM   #6599
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thats where the old towers use to be.
Should the deaths of a few thousand people get in the way of commerce and stifle the building of more towers on land that arguably the most expensive in New York City?

Don't take offence to this , I'm playing Devil's advocate so I ca read other people's opinions on the matter. And please, don't use the hammer smiley thing, it's stupid.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 05:02 AM   #6600
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Should the deaths of a few thousand people get in the way of commerce and stifle the building of more towers on land that arguably the most expensive in New York City?

Don't take offence to this , I'm playing Devil's advocate so I ca read other people's opinions on the matter. And please, don't use the hammer smiley thing, it's stupid.
In my opinion....I have actually lost respect for the city of New York for rebuilding at ground zero...the city to me would never be the same..All the individuals associated with the rebuilding project should be ashamed of themselves really..
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