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Old June 15th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #1201
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It will be amzing to see this thing begin to rise.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #1202
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I have been looking at the webcam quite daily, and I don't see a lot of changes, especially if I look at it several times in that same day not to mention that it gets fuzzy if you try to zoom in closer.
Be careful. I think YOU are on the verge of being self-hypnotized
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #1203
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Be careful. I think YOU are on the verge of being self-hypnotized
TalB's zoomin in so hard his monitor's begging for mercy
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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #1204
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I think it was actually lowered since everyone was so terrified, and wanted to leave not only Lower Manhattan but also Manhattan as a whole.

This is true, but NY has rebounded big time.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #1205
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This is true, but NY has rebounded big time.
I totally agree. Right now, LM is back to where it was pre 9/11. But I think once the WTC and everything else is completed, it will be better than it was before 9/11.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #1206
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Not for nothing but there are about 2 or 3 dozen sites I've seen over the past two weeks on my strolls that ARE NOT showcased on this website down there. Not lots, not proposals.... actual construction sites with progress already being made. 2-3 DOZEN! The fact that places like Dubai, Miami have boosters here going bonkers over what is a craze is because there is less density.. nyc has 10x the density of those places and it's projects and cranes get lost amongst that density.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #1207
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JUNE 17, 2007

some progress but not much...i had a good time walking thru the construction site.....















here it is the "infamous" staircase....i used it many times....








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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #1208
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good lookin out carlos, I really appreciate the quality of your updates
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Old June 18th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #1209
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Does anyone know who the General Contractor and Construction Manager is for the Freedom Tower?
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Old June 18th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #1210
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good lookin out carlos, I really appreciate the quality of your updates

thanks man..I LOVE NEW YORK CITY, MY HOMETOWN....i want it to show....
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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #1211
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the genious architect!!!

Mr. David Childs

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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #1212
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i guess there's more going on than what the webcame suggests. thanks alot carlos for the pics
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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #1213
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Old June 18th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #1214
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lol, he looks like a conehead in that picture
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Old June 18th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #1215
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Stairway surrounded

When Downtown Express last visited the site in August, the 175-ton “Survivors’ Stairway” sat alone in open space. Last week, it was surrounded by equipment. Plate said there are three or four different construction projects within 10 feet of the stairs. He didn’t say it was slowing down the work but did say “we need to get it out of the way.”

The stairs once led from the W.T.C. plaza to Vesey St. and some survivors ran down them to escape the trade center complex on Sept. 11. The L.M.D.C. had proposed breaking up the stairs to save a remnant for the memorial museum and incorporate a piece in the Tower 2 entrance. Gov. Spitzer objected to the L.M.D.C. plan and his Empire State Development Corp. has been searching for a site to store the stairs intact.

Stairway proponents argue that since it is the only public W.T.C. remnant that is still on the site and was the last leg of survivors’ run to safety, it should be preserved entirely. Opponents counter that just the cost of moving it intact from and then back to the site would be over $2 million and that displaying it on the memorial plaza would create the mistaken impression that it was damaged by the collapsing towers. The stairs were damaged during the cleanup of the site.

Errol Cockfield, a spokesperson for Empire State, said the agency is moving quickly toward a decision but he did not know if it would be made in a matter of weeks. He did not comment on whether Battery Park City’s Site 2B, which residents hope will be the site of a new school, is under consideration to store the stairs.

Sayar Lonial, a senior aide to Councilmember Alan Gerson, told C.B. 1 members Tuesday that “it sounds like they will be putting the stairs on Site 2B.” He said E.S.D.C. has given assurances the stairway won’t remain on the site long enough to interfere with school construction. Lonial said he’s inclined to believe the promise because unlike the Pataki administration, Spitzer’s aides “don’t just say things to make us happy.”

Gerson and Spitzer are Democrats and Pataki is a Republican.



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Old June 18th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #1216
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We dont need a stairway to remind us how tragic and heroic 9/11 was. Everyone that was living on that day knows, stil has it fresh on their minds like it happened yesterday.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #1217
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i think they should keep the stairway intact, if it's not in the way of any buildings or anything...which i dont think it is. it would be cool to visit and go inside it
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Old June 18th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #1218
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this old and ugly stairway wouldn't fit in the new modern WTC complex
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Old June 18th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #1219
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Old June 18th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #1220
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This isn't enough of a memorial? We need the old beat up stairs in there too?





I'm not trying to disrespect the memories of anyone who died there, but eventually, we have to move on and focus on the beauty of the new project.
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