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Old April 9th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #221
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Excellent video. But I don't think that WTC2 should have its best side, from where the diamonds face out, facing towards Liberty Island. Who is going to be able to appreciate it from that angle, except tourists visiting the statue of liberty and the fishes in the sea? It should be facing the other way so that its most flattering side is visible from middle and upper manhatten, or Brooklyn.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 01:44 AM   #222
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Who is going to be able to appreciate it from that angle, except tourists visiting the statue of liberty and the fishes in the sea?
The millions who are expected to visit the memorial?
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Old April 10th, 2010, 12:45 PM   #223
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You won't be able to see much of the diamonds from that close to the tower, it's too tall. The optimal viewing position for it it will be, unfortunately, somewhere in the sea.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #224
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The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Liberty State Park and the New Jersey Turnpike Ext. will be perfect viewing points.

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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #225
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The entire site plan is somewhat centered around the Statue of Liberty, so that makes sense.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #226
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New York lost power in term of high building!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:29 PM   #227
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The millions who are expected to visit the memorial?
let me ask you a question. why would somebody be visiting the memorial from the Statue of Liberty? No that not a question more like a remake to what you said. Cus it didn't make sense
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Old April 15th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #228
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Nothing really new in this article that hasn't been posted before, but...


Planned World Trade Center Tower Is Still Up In the Air
By Matt Dunning
UPDATED Apr. 14

The recent announcement of a new construction agreement between the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein brings new hope for construction progress at the World Trade Center site. But one key project in the redevelopment of the site—Silverstein’s shimmering, diamond-crowned Tower 2—remains in construction purgatory.

The 78-story tower has been put off indefinitely, the victim of a lending market slow to recover from its collapse in 2008. And both the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties say it could be months before a decision is made on what to do with the site, now a barren dirt lot at Church and Vesey Streets.

“There have been discussions on what that site might become if there’s a longer-term [wait] for that tower, but it would be premature at this point to say what that would be,” the Port Authority’s executive director, Christopher Ward told a Community Board 1 committee on Monday. Ward appeared together with Janno Lieber, Silverstein’s top executive for World Trade Center projects, for the first time since announcing their long-awaited agreement last month.

During the committee meeting, Ward said the Port Authority would move forward with construction of the tower’s foundation up to street level, largely to facilitate construction and, eventually, access to the underground transportation center and retail complex. Above ground, Ward said the structure would support whatever building goes on top, whether it is British architect Lord Norman Foster’s Tower 2, or a more modest project, depending on the demands of the market.



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http://www.tribecatrib.com/news/2010...n-the-air.html
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Old April 30th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #229
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Any news on this tower?
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Old April 30th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #230
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Apparently it is on hold for quite a while and will be.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #231
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The millions who are expected to visit the memorial?
Exactly right, and the "diamonds" are referencing or pointing towards the memorial.



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Old May 4th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #232
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cool, i didn't know that. just another argument that 2WTC has to be built. .
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Old May 4th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #233
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Funny picture. All the other buildings seem in correct perspective, except 2WTC. It seems to lean over to make someones point. The truth is you probably could not see the diamond shapes from the memorial. Battery park? Yes.

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Old May 4th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #234
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It won't be break neck tall. And nobody cares what the design since so much has change.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #235
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can't believe noone posted this amazing news yet!!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...PeiNOIbiZjri9I

'Building' momentum

Progress on all WTC sites - at last.

A major milestone will be reached at Ground Zero next month when every project within the original World Trade Center site will be under construction -- a heartening leap forward for a venture that's been plagued by constant delays.

The push comes as a result of a tentative deal between the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein -- bitter enemies throughout most of the construction project, but now acting like team players.

Silverstein is moving forward even before a final pact is signed to start work on Tower 2 and Tower 3, which he plans to build to at least ground level even if he can't finish the structures immediately.

Silverstein's Tower 4 is well above street level, with steel reaching the sixth floor and expectations that the pace will pick up this summer.

Foundation work has already begun on Tower 3, where Silverstein will build its five-story base -- and follow with the complete building once he has leased a minimum amount of space inside.

Work to build Tower 2 up to grade will begin this summer.

All of Silverstein's towers are crucial, since they contain mechanical systems shared with the transit hub and retail concourses.

"There is no question we are seeing real progress and momentum, but now is not the time for celebration. Now is the time to keep our heads down and keep the momentum going," said Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward.

On the western half of the site, the Freedom Tower, now called 1 WTC, is roughly 25 stories high and will hit 50 stories by the end of the year.

Just to the south, the memorial is nearing completion. Over 99 percent of its steel is in place and the two enormous pools in the footprints of the Twin Towers are now being lined with granite.

The memorial will open on Sept. 11, 2011, complete with its forest of 400 trees.

One of the attractions for visitors to the memorial will be the bird's eye view of construction, said memorial president Joseph Daniels.

"It's good to see the other projects around the site moving ahead," he said.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:42 PM   #236
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yeah this one getting work on is the biggest suprise looking forward to this thread moving soon
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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #237
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It will finally start construction, great news !
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Wow! I didn't think this one would start until next year at the earliest. Great News. Despite only being built to grade, at least the "hole" will be gone.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #239
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Most estimates put the completion of the lower levels (i.e. up to grade) at least 1.5 years from now. There is a very good chance Silverstein will be able to line up some tenants by that time.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #240
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"a very good chance" sounds very optimistic for me. He definitely has a good chance to find enough tenants for Tower 3, but it will be very hard to find enough tenants for both tower 3 and tower 2. Keep in mind that there's still a lot of vacant space in tower 1, too.
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