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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #881
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February 13, 2008 -- The World Trade Center site's owners have hired a safety director for Ground Zero as officials seek to curb a string of construction accidents at other New York City sites.

Joseph Schwed of Honeywell International started last week as the site's safety director.

The Port Authority and general contractors all have separate safety managers for different projects at ground zero.

A Sept. 11 memorial, a skyscraper and a transit hub are under construction.

Schwed will now supervise them all. The PA says it wanted a manager to prevent any future accidents as skyscrapers begin to rise at the site. High-rise construction accidents have more than doubled at other city sites, prompting new safety rules.

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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #882
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A whole new WTC, same ol' great NYC. This rendering should become a banner.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #883
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i'm sorry, but what does that mean?
It was the famous restaurant located on floor 107 of 1 WTC (the north tower). They lost a large portion of their staff in the attack.

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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:47 AM   #884
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Eating at that height would be amazing

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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #885
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Don't get me wrong, I think the whole new WTC is wicked but I can't help wonder how much cooler it would be if Tower 2 moved to where 3 is, 3 to 4, 4 nearby somewhere... and 2 replaced with a Freedom Tower 2... everyone's a winner!
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Old February 14th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #886
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Nah you gotta keep 2. We would all be losers without that one in the deal.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #887
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2 is the most eyecatching tower!
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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #888
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Haha I was bored so I wrote the new york, new york lyrics remixed for Chicago, HK, Dubai, and LA a whiles back. Can't find them at the moment.
"It's up to you hong kong, HONG KONG!!!" lol No offence to hong kong or anything, I just thought it sound silly...

btw, it's good to see Windows on the world return...
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"It's up to you hong kong, HONG KONG!!!" lol No offence to hong kong or anything, I just thought it sound silly...

btw, it's good to see Windows on the world return...
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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #890
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Volume 20, Number 40 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Feb. 15 - 21 , 2008

Adjust the Port-Silverstein deal to include residents

By Daniel Squadron

As neighbors to the largest construction site in the city over the last few years, Lower Manhattan residents have suffered repeatedly. In the last few months, it’s gotten even worse. This is because in guaranteeing to complete the ground zero “bathtub” — the site’s water-tight foundation — for Sites 3 and 4 before Jan. 1, and agreeing to pay developer Larry Silverstein a $300,000 a day penalty for any delay, the Port Authority made a promise it could not keep.

When the P.A. found itself well behind schedule last fall, it embarked on a near round-the-clock construction schedule. Of course, this was too-much, too-late; a month past the deadline the site is still not ready. Now, it looks like noise is easing at Sites 3 and 4, which will be turned over shortly. But with a similar July 1 deadline looming for the northern part of the site, there is no guarantee of relief in sight.

We keep being told that it’s inevitable. Silverstein’s $300,000 per day meter will keep running (or looming), the Port Authority’s 24/7 construction will keep humming (or banging or beeping), and the neighborhood’s residents will keep suffering.

That’s not good enough. Both Silverstein and the Port Authority will be neighbors in the Lower Manhattan community for years to come; they must communicate that they understand what being a good neighbor means. The recent attempts by the Port Authority — quieter construction practices and sound-proofed windows — are well-intentioned band-aids that will not heal the problem.

The only real solution is for the Port to listen to the community’s wishes and limit itself to a reasonable work schedule that allows residents some relief. (Community Board 1 passed a unanimous resolution in December limiting construction to a still intense 7 a.m.-10 p.m.) Unfortunately, the Port will not promise to adhere to this limited schedule unless Silverstein promises to cap his penalty at the total amount projected to accrue under the current, untenable, schedule.

Why should Silverstein agree? There are a couple of reasons. First, with years of construction ahead, adopting a good neighbor policy makes sense. Second, the Port Authority should sweeten the deal. Under the current agreement, once Silverstein gets a site, he has exactly four years to complete construction. If he goes over even one day, he forfeits his building. If Silverstein agrees to cap the penalty, the Port Authority should offer Silverstein an additional day for each unpenalized day until the site is turned over. This compromise may increase the period of construction a few months overall, but it won’t risk a stoppage (always a concern); as a proportion of the entire project’s length, the increase will be nominal. Continuing to move forward is important, but doing so in a way that respects the community’s needs is critical.

If the Port Authority and Silverstein come together around this solution, it will be a win-win-win: Silverstein will earn some flexibility on his project and some goodwill with his neighbors; the current leadership at the Port Authority will be able to design a rational and predictable work plan, and get out of the shadow of a mess that was left for them; and Lower Manhattan residents will finally be able to get a few hours sleep.

Daniel Squadron, a former aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer, is a Democratic candidate for the State Senate’s 25th District, which includes Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #891
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You know, I'll gladly change places with the people in Lower Manhattan if the noise is such a big deal.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #893
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Freedom tower in the far end of the pit.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #894
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Thanks for the pictures!!! Its looking good! That tower next to World Financial Center is called Goldhams right? It is rising really fast!!!
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #895
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #896
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A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have!!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #897
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Next time when you ask a question, try not to push the Caps Lock and try to write some normal English, this is not MSN. And better not ask these kind of questions in the update threads, although I don't have a clue were it should be put then (we need a official question thread somewhere).

Anyway, I hope this helps:

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Old February 18th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #899
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When will be towers 3 and 4 officially U/C. Itīs still aproved on Emporis.

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don't trust emporis. they're such a joke.....
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