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September 18, 2014
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2009 News Archive

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From the topping out of downtown’s new tallest skyscraper (Beekman Tower), to the bottoming out of a deconstructed tower (Fiterman Hall), the final weeks of 2009 brought a remarkable wave of construction accomplishments. The milestones mark a turning point in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan since 9/11, with public and private works delivering long-awaited promises to the community. Here’s a recap of recent achievements.

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NY1 News.com
The Tribute in Light, one of the most cherished memorials of the September 11th terrorist attacks, will continue through the 10th anniversary of the attacks.  Read more...
Newsday
A $200,000 grant will enable the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to preserve the "last column," which stood amid the rubble of the World Trade Center for months after the 2001 terror attacks, museum officials announced Friday.  Read more...
World Trade Center Tower 4 got above street level last week as the first steel arrived for the project at the southeast corner of the site. Contractors for Silverstein Properties had been constructing the tower's concrete foundation until now.  Read more...
Shari Natovitz leads the two-employee risk management group at Silverstein Properties Inc., which is building three towers at Ground Zero in Manhattan along with building and managing other residential and commercial construction projects and properties in New York.  Read more...
There’s a narrative that has been playing out over the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site practically since redevelopment was first discussed: delays, infighting; ballooning costs. And while this still dominates the conversation—there is currently a standoff over when to build office towers on the eastern portion of the site, and how they should be financed—there is, in fact, quite a bit of construction going on at the 16-acre site.  Read more...
It occupies the majority of the World Trade Center (WTC) site, and after years of coordination, planning and fundraising, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is finally taking shape. The Memorial’s elaborate designs and construction plans involve a large team that came together to complete this very intricate and unique job and Lou Mendes has been a key decision-maker in the process.  Read more...
The Broadsheet Daily
This schedule for work at the World Trade Center site through Dec. 18 is subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions/factors.
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Eight years after 9/11, there's a bit of good news at Ground Zero: Fiterman Hall has finally been reduced to a hole in the earth.  Read more...
On Wednesday, November 25th -- more than a month ahead of schedule -- the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will reopen the northbound platform of the Cortlandt Street R/W subway station at 3 p.m.   Read more...
From 2002 to mid-2009, Fiterman Hall stood just north of the World Trade Center, wrapped safely in scaffolding and netting. Now the 15-story building has virtually disappeared after just four and a half months of demolition.

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Already the north tower’s footprint is clear -- a square concrete hollow that will eventually hold a reflecting pool surrounded by the largest man-made waterfall in the world. Nearby, the south tower’s footprint is halfway done, and below grade, oversized artifacts are being moved into their future homes.  Read more...
Over the past year, steel and concrete have filled the western half of the World Trade Center site, shaping the memorial pools and forming the underground spaces of the museum. This tremendous construction progress is keeping us on track to reach our goal to open the memorial by the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2011.   Read more...
Associated Press
The new Navy assault ship USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, arrived in its namesake city Monday with a 21-gun salute near the site of the 2001 terrorist attack.  Read more...
There are many stakeholders who work diligently to ensure Lower Manhattan’s place as one of the most vibrant and viable locales in the country. But among the many elected officials, business owners, developers, and other local leaders, few have the personal commitment of Catherine McVay Hughes.

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Shrouded in foreboding black safety netting, the former Deutsche Bank building near ground zero has loomed over Lower Manhattan as a jagged reminder of both the 9/11 terrorist attack and the lengthy delays in rebuilding the neighborhood.  Read more...
The Downtown Alliance has taken a new look at the neighborhood now known as Greenwich Street South with a $400,000 study and an outdoor exhibit displaying some of the ideas.  Read more...
EmpireStateNews.net
The Port Authority today was awarded a $48.3 million federal stimulus grant for projects that will enhance security on its PATH rail system. The money will be used to upgrade PATH infrastructure to enhance the security for the millions of customers who use it each year.  Read more...
Lower Manhattan gets two great additions to our cultural landscape this week. One such addition is too rare an occurrence for our tastes, so two is certainly cause to celebrate.  Read more...
The heart of New York City’s historic Downtown was attacked and destroyed on 9/11. While the economy has created challenges, we have an obligation to our city and to our nation to rebuild. And the Port Authority took $2.75 billion out of the insurance fund for rebuilding based on its commitments to make it possible for us to rebuild at the WTC. I agree with Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Silver that the cause is too important to give up – we owe it to the world, to our country, our city, and our Downtown community to keep our promises to rebuild after the worst terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history.  Read more...
On September 10, 2009, to kick off the first annual 9/11 National Day of Service and, the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, USO and MyGoodDeed.org will host Remembrance an afternoon of volunteering. Volunteers will work together to stuff 5,000 USO care packages that will be sent to our military forces. The event will take place from 2pm to 4pm at 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street.  Read more...
On this, the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, there is plenty of progress to be seen at the World Trade Center site.   Read more...
On Monday, Aug. 24, more than seven years later, the same 60-ton column was returned to the site wrapped in white, a sign, some officials said, of rebirth at the site of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.  Read more...
A nearby exhibit opened Wednesday. The 9/11 Memorial Preview Site is housed in old camera shop on Vesey Street, near Broadway.  Read more...
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey turned over a parcel of land at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan to developer Larry Silverstein today, which the authority said obligates Silverstein to deliver three office towers by the end of 2014.   Read more...
The Port Authority says its confident the September 11th Memorial will be open by the 10-year anniversary of the terror attack. But New Yorkers hoping to visit in the weeks afterwards, may be out of luck.  Read more...
Good afternoon Chairman Gerson and Council Members. Thank you for this opportunity to address some important issues, as well as to dispel some misinformation, relating to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.  Read more...
Some less than attractive downtown spaces are being spruced up thanks to a public art program. The initiative called "Re: Construction" covers concrete barriers, chain link fences and other eyesores with colorful art installations featuring flowing fabric or murals of flying animals and lush landscapes.  Read more...
A construction company that built casinos in Las Vegas where nine workers died over a two-year period snared a super-sensitive, $192 million contract Thursday to rebuild Greenwich St. at Ground Zero.  Read more...
Amid a number of setbacks and a mounting feud, a big sign of progress will finally be made at the World Trade Center Site today.  Read more...
Artists looking for somewhere to display their work now have a chance to be seen at one of the city's most high-profile places - the World Trade Center site.  Read more...
After years of delay, steel is finally rising from the pit where the Twin Towers stood. As workers rebuild the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, a grant program has given four emerging photographers close-up access to the tightly controlled construction site.  Read more...
NY Daily News
The Port Authority's failure to rebuild Ground Zero is "unacceptable" and cannot be allowed to continue, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday.  Read more...
WITH the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks just a few short weeks away, New Yorkers face the unfortunate prospect of yet another anniversary where work at the site has ground to a halt.  Read more...
A monthslong dispute over who should pay to build office towers at the World Trade Center site is headed to arbitration after a developer called Tuesday for a binding ruling on a standoff that threatens to stall ground zero rebuilding.  Read more...
Silverstein Properties today presented the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey with a “Notice of Arbitration” letter. The notice is in direct response to the Port Authority’s inability to meet its rebuilding obligations at the World Trade Center and the major financial and physical impacts of these failures on the Silverstein organization’s ability to rebuild.  Read more...
A secret report predicts the Freedom Tower - billed as America's defiant answer to terrorism - won't be finished until 17 years after the 9/11 attacks.  Read more...
If the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center site is going to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks, two things are necessary: first, a completed memorial plaza, and second, a way to access it.   Read more...
Nearly three and a half years after workers began stripping hazardous materials from the former Deutsche Bank building near ground zero, officials expect the project will finally be finished next week.   Read more...
The governor insisted that he and Silverstein Properties arrived mutually at the decision to postpone arbitration-a process that, he said, could take up to nine months.  Read more...
Ashia Johns goes to work every day wearing a white hard hat on her head and a flashy white-gold diamond ring on her left hand.  Read more...
In a modest lot in Orange, New Jersey, a section of 4 World Trade Center (4 WTC) has risen. It is a "curtain wall mock-up" of the future skyscraper's façade, commissioned by developer Silverstein Properties and erected by metal fabricator firm MetFab this spring.   Read more...
Construction on the World Trade Center's proposed Performing Arts Center could not begin for six years at its current location, but the center may move to Tower 5, where construction could begin sooner.  Read more...
A view of the National 9/11 Memorial, from any height around the World Trade Center (WTC), shows the multi-level structure taking shape faster than even its own construction managers expected.  Read more...
As deep down as 1,500 feet below the street, all the way up to 850 feet in the sky, there are a multitude of groundbreaking techniques, materials, and other innovations afoot on Lower Manhattan projects  Read more...
Construction is underway at the World Trade Center site in Downtown Manhattan. The following lists the major work taking place currently at the site  Read more...
In an unusually candid public appearance by one of the major players in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, Silverstein Properties executive Janno Lieber said on Monday, July 13, that the developer would ask for a "significant damage award" from the Port Authority if the two parties enter into arbitration later this month.  Read more...
A Silverstein Properties executive slammed the Port Authority's most recent proposal for the World Trade Center site Monday night but also said it could represent a small step in the right direction.  Read more...
Associated Press
Volunteers and Sept. 11 victims' relatives will read the names of the lost together at this year's commemoration, and the families will again be able to pay respects at ground zero even though the site is under construction, officials said Tuesday.  Read more...
Associated Press
Volunteers and Sept. 11 victims' relatives will read the names of the lost together at this year's commemoration, and the families will again be able to pay respects at ground zero even though the site is under construction, officials said Tuesday.  Read more...
Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein warned yesterday that he will ditch stalled talks with the Port Authority over rebuilding the World Trade Center and will take the case to arbitration if the two sides can't reach a deal within two weeks.  Read more...
The developer Larry A. Silverstein, who is to build three towers at the World Trade Center site, opened up a new front Monday in his dispute with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, saying the authority has violated the development agreement at ground zero and is hopelessly behind schedule.  Read more...
ALL of the space ABN Amro has put up for sublease at 7 World Trade Center has been spoken for or soon will be, sources said yesterday.  Read more...
Silverstein Properties today provided the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey with a “Notice of Dispute” letter. The notice reflects the Port Authority’s inability to meet its rebuilding obligations at the World Trade Center and the major financial and logistical consequences of these failures on the Silverstein organization’s ability to rebuild.   Read more...
Everyone knows the Port Authority's planned World Trade Center Transportation Hub is huge. The PA celebrates the fact, boasting on its Web site that the Hub "is comparable in size to Grand Central Station."  Read more...
Last year, at the behest of Gov. David Patterson, the Port Authority announced that the construction timetable and budget for rebuilding the World Trade Center had likely swelled beyond the official figures at that time.  Read more...
Real Estate Weekly
Quinn said she sided with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Mayor Michael Bloomberg when asked about a recent New York Times editorial that slammed the pair for wanting the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to dish financing for office space at the World Trade Center site.  Read more...
The entity that collects royalties almost every time somebody plays a Michael Jackson tune is exporting about 32 jobs to Nashville as it prepares to move from Midtown to the 7 World Trade Center office tower.  Read more...
More than 250,000 gallons of concrete were poured over 14 hours for 1 World Trade Center starting on Tuesday night, giving shape to the base of a large fountain on the plaza level and boxes where trees will be planted.  Read more...
When it comes to rebuilding the World Trade Center, the Port Authority needs to "figure out a way to come up with something" for financing the project, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a radio address on Friday.  Read more...
Mayor Bloomberg floated a new plan yesterday to break the deadlock at Ground Zero - take millions of dollars away from Moynihan Station.  Read more...
It's the Port Authority's fault. Mayor Bloomberg is pinning much of the blame for an impasse in talks over thefuture of Ground Zero on the Port Authority.  Read more...
Mayor Bloomberg and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined forces yesterday to single out the Port Authority for dragging its feet during high-level talks that have failed to reach a new deal to rebuild the World Trade Center.   Read more...
He and other BMCC and City University of New York officials, along with state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, were on hand to lead the first and last tour of the condemned 15-story academic building before its demolition, scheduled to begin next month.  Read more...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that progress needs to be made on the development of the World Trade Center site.  Read more...
In a joint statement, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Mayor Michael Bloomberg say "while we have not yet been able to reach consensus with the Port, the cause is too important to give up--and we will continue to work with all the parties to fulfill our collective obligation to rebuild the site."   Read more...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg blamed The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey again on Wednesday for the logjam between the agency and developer Larry Silverstein over financing construction of two office towers at ground zero.
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After missing his self-imposed deadline for ending the latest feud between World Trade Center developers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office said on Monday that talks between the two main parties responsible for rebuilding the 16-acre site would continue through the week.  Read more...
There hasn’t been much good news about the World Trade Center site lately, as delays, cost overruns and disputes continue to dominate the public face of the project. But at site meetings led by the Port Authority, an executive with Silverstein Properties said one project consistently lifts everyone’s spirits: Tower 4, which the developer is building in the southeast corner of the site.

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On the eve of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deadline for the World Trade Center developer and his landlord to settle their dispute over rebuilding the site, a deal appeared elusive  Read more...
With hundreds of millions of federal stimulus dollars now firmly in hand, officials for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have set 2014 as the projected completion date of the $1.4 billion Fulton Street Transit Center.   Read more...
At issue is a dispute between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority over the fate of three iconic office towers planned for the site.  Read more...
In the battle between office towers and retail podiums at the World Trade Center site, office towers appear to be winning.  Read more...
Contrary to your editorial's assertion, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's ability to complete the World Trade Center memorial is not in any way dependent on Silverstein Properties.  Read more...
Seven World Trade Center was the third building to collapse on September 11, 2001, and it is the first to be rebuilt. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the new building is composed of 42 floors of office space set above eight floors of Con Edison transformers (located in large concrete vaults at street level).
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The progress since the start of construction last spring on the 64-story World Trade Center Tower 4 is a success story on a multi-mega-project program rife with delays, lawsuits and political turmoil that has caused public anger and devastation since the 16-acre site of the Sept. 11 attacks started undergoing redevelopment.  Read more...
The negotiations about the future of the World Trade Center site have been going on behind closed doors, but on Friday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gave the first hint of what is happening.  Read more...
Prince Harry bowed his head in prayer at ground zero Friday "in admiration of the courage shown by the people of this great city" - as he wrote on a wreath he placed at the site of the Sept. 11 terror attack.  Read more...
Daily News
The Port Authority is playing three-card monte at Ground Zero. Scrounging for a way to pay for the ballooning costs of its winged Transportation Hub, the agency yesterday said it would redirect $616 million from two key projects under the World Trade Center site to the Hub.
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The city's Economic Develop ment Corp. is crowing over a magazine report that named New York this year's "North American City of the Future."   Read more...
As a professional with more than 50 years working in the New York City real estate industry as a broker, investor and owner, I respectfully disagree with Crain's May 4 editorial putting the pressure on Larry Silverstein to fund and finance the balance of the World Trade Center site development.  Read more...
Key stakeholders in the World Trade Center redevelopment, which has reached an impasse, have until June 11 to come up with a compromise on how many towers will be built there and how they’ll be financed, according to published reports. The agreement to work out a compromise, which entails closed-door negotiations and a media blackout, was the outcome of a summit held Thursday afternoon at Gracie Mansion.   Read more...
On opposite sides of the seesaw are two equally weighted adversaries - W.T.C. developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority, run by executive director Chris Ward. Both sides have offered some insights into their positions in interviews over the last few weeks, but the final outcome is more likely to be determined by the balance of power.
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Citing the inherent competitive advantages of new office space and forthcoming improvements to Downtown, a study from CB Richard Ellis says Towers 2 and 4 at the World Trade Center will command high rents when completed in the next four to six years.   Read more...
Construction is underway at the World Trade Center site in Downtown Manhattan. The following lists the major work taking place currently at the site.   Read more...
Fed up with slow moving construction at the World Trade Center site, officials and project leaders will sit down Thursday to find a way to keep progress moving.  Read more...
So Mayor Bloomberg has invited all of Ground Zero's squabbling tribes to Gracie Mansion soon "to find a way to align incentives and keep progress moving," he said.  Read more...
With a glut of commercial office space and the financial industry in meltdown, the Port Authority is actively looking to develop World Trade Center Tower 5 as a luxury hotel and residential building, The Post has learned.   Read more...
The incredible shrinking World Trade Center will be cut back from five iconic skyscrapers to just two signature towers under a new Port Authority plan, the Daily News has learned.  Read more...
Crain's editorial "WTC solution hinges on Larry" (May 4) is filled with inaccuracies. Correcting all of the misinformation would take up more space than the original editorial itself, but here are the most important points.  Read more...
Freedom Tower was going to signify America's determination to rebuild quickly and steeply at Ground Zero after 9/11. It would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet, making it the world's tallest building, and feature an asymmetrical spire that evoked the Statue of Liberty's upraised torch.  Read more...
When Santiago Calatrava unveiled his design for a luminous glass-and-steel transportation hub for ground zero in January 2004, government officials touted it as a 21st-century version of Grand Central Terminal — one of the few bright spots in a development plan crippled by politics, petty self-interests and the weight of the site’s history.  Read more...
The warring parties whose squabbling has stalled the rebuilding of Ground Zero will attend a peace summit with Mayor Bloomberg next week.  Read more...
NYTimes.com
Phoenix Constructors, a joint venture of four large construction companies that was supposed to have built the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in its entirety, has lost its contractual claim to future work on the site, the Port Authority said on Thursday.   Read more...
Just when we need him most, Mayor Bloomberg has lost interest in the World Trade Center site.   Read more...
The World Trade Center won't be fully rebuilt and occupied until 2037 - a full 36 years after terrorists reduced it to rubble, a new study says.
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NY Post
As Larry Silverstein, the Port Authority and urban-policy sages duke it out over the pace of World Trade Center rebuilding, let us take note of a remarkable fact: Downtown Manhattan today is the strongest office market in the United States in terms of vacancy rate, according to data to be released today by real-estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.

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Associated Press
The owners of the World Trade Center site, locked in a new round of heated talks with a private developer about how and when to build office towers, have proposed indefinitely putting off two of three planned skyscrapers until the real estate market recovers.  Read more...
Decontamination of the former Deutsche Bank tower, near the World Trade Center site, continues to be suspended more than a week after a small electrical fire knocked out power to part of the building.   Read more...
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s Chair and Chief Elected Officer Richard Purtell and President and Chief Operating Officer Henry Chamberlain met with Department of Energy (DOE) officials and top executives from 18 other commercial real estate companies at 7 World Trade Center in New York City today to discuss how to dramatically reduce the sector’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting officially launched DOE’s Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance (CREEA), a collaboration of commercial real estate owners and operators who have volunteered to work directly with each other and with DOE to exact lasting change in the energy consumption of commercial real estate buildings in the United States.  Read more...
New York Times
When the National September 11 Memorial and Museum announced exactly a year ago that it had reached its $350 million capital fund-raising goal, it did so with a roster of the top names in finance, including the American International Group and the Starr Foundation, with which A.I.G. was once closely allied; the Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation; Bear Stearns; and Lehman Brothers.  Read more...
Epoch Times
Retaining Manhattan as the epicenter of the world is the work of many minds. “Downtown 2020,” a report researched and written by a team connected to the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, was discussed at a forum in New York Tuesday.   Read more...
Far from putting Lower Manhattan’s future on the back burner amid the financial crisis, the Wall Street meltdown underscores the importance of planning and acting today for Downtown’s future. That’s one of the key messages in "Downtown 2020," a report issued Tuesday by Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute.   Read more...
A critical lifeline to the new World Trade Center from the very old Hudson River — four water pipes large enough for workers to crawl through — is nearing completion along West Street.  Read more...
Downtown Express
A 10,000-pound elevator motor that shuttled hundreds of people a day at the original World Trade Center will be part of the National September 11 Museum’s permanent exhibit when it opens in 2013.   Read more...
When he was a young boy, Serge Demerjian loved to build. He’d spend endless afternoons playing with Legos, building them up, then tearing them down. Ever since he could remember, he just loved to build.   Read more...
NY Post
Larry Silverstein's 99 Church St. Four Seasons Hotel/condo tower is far from dead, despite reports elsewhere that it's been indefinitely tabled.   Read more...
Serge Demerjian leads the design, planning and coordination of more than 6 million square feet of space that the three towers share with the site’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also coordinates with all the various state and city agencies involved in the project.   Read more...
Associated Press
Even without the name, the symbolism of the Freedom Tower as an American response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks was hard to miss.  Read more...
New York City landmarks will go dark for an hour as part of a global "lights out" action for climate change.
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Associated Press
The Freedom Tower is out. One World Trade Center is in.  Read more...
GlobeSt.com
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday awarded DCM Erectors a $338.9-million contract on the structural steel for the Fulton Street transit hub near Ground Zero. DCM will furnish, fabricate and erect 22,305 tons of structural steel under the largest contract issued to date for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.   Read more...
Newsday.com
The Tribute WTC Visitor Center will reach a milestone Friday by recognizing its millionth visitor.  Read more...
New York Times
Each name, slightly more than one-and-a-half inches tall, will carry the most intimate memories. All 2,982 names together, arrayed atop parapets stretching more than 1,500 feet around two great pools, will convey the vastness of the loss.  Read more...
NY1 News.com
Some Lower Manhattan ferry commuters were dropped off at a new $50 million terminal this morning in Battery Park City.  Read more...
Associated Press
The delayed, over-budget rebuilding of ground zero may be one of the city's few reliable sources of construction jobs and revenue over the next several years, according to a study by the World Trade Center site's owners.  Read more...
Downtown Express
This crane began rising from the foundation of Tower 4 at the World Trade Center site Wednesday and became visible to nearby residents. Tower 4 is the farthest along of the three towers Silverstein Properties is building on the site, but Silverstein’s progress could slow down if the Port Authority does not clear the tower site of a wall that supports the No. 1 train subway box.   Read more...
Associated Press
A new exhibit explores the impact of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City's immigrant communities.   Read more...
Increasingly, museums are about understanding the impossible, the epic, and the most perplexing and violent issues of our time. No one knows this better than Alice Greenwald, Executive Vice President for Programs and Director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Our future 9/11 museum is still just a giant hole in the ground and in our hearts, but it is very much underway.  Read more...
Tribeca Tribune
Progress can be seen all around the World Trade Center site these days. But one of the most dramatic strands in that complex web of development is 60 feet below street level and hidden from view. It is the shopping mall and shortcut known as the “East-West Connector.”   Read more...
New York Times
Add one more ear-popping superlative to the structural distinctions at 1 World Trade Center. On opening in 2013, it will have the five fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere, according to the company that will make them. These express cars, serving the restaurant and observatory, will reach a top speed of 2,000 feet a minute, meaning that a trip to the top of the city’s tallest building will take less than three-quarters of a minute.
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New York Post
The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. said yesterday the condemned former Deutsche Bank building will be gone by this fall, and released plans for taking it down.  Read more...
New York Times.com
Another small milestone in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center was passed on Monday. The steel framework of the south core of 1 World Trade Center (called Freedom Tower by former Gov. George E. Pataki) reached a height of more than 100 feet above the Vesey Street sidewalk.  Read more...
At first, the memorial voids weren’t even supposed to be on land. Instead, they were to be giant, square inlets set out on the Hudson River, as if twin ghosts had been carved from the surface of the water.  Read more...
Associated Press
The city set more than 40 new rules Tuesday for the struggling construction industry to make high-risk sites safer and correct problems such as those that led to two deadly crane collapses last year.  Read more...
Time Out New York
Balloon Flower (Red), by Jeff Koons (1995-2000) Owner: On loan to Silverstein Properties from Jeff Koons. 7 World Trade Center between Barclay and Vesey Sts
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Downtown Express
World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein said he is frustrated with the Port Authority not communicating with him about rebuilding the site.   Read more...
New York Post
Twenty-three soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan arrived here yesterday for a special weekend of R&R and a welcome fit for heroes.   Read more...
Tribeca Trib
To the casual observer, progress on the immensely complex reconstruction of the World Trade Center site may seem too slow to track. But major players in the site’s development promised last month that work on many fronts is moving steadily forward.  Read more...
Associated Press
The head of the agency that owns the World Trade Center site says the Sept. 11 memorial will open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks - and will remain open.  Read more...
NY Post
The $497 million needed to construct the long-delayed Fulton Street Transit Center will be paid entirely through President Obama's economic stimulus package, MTA officials said today.   Read more...
Associated Press
A Sept. 11 memorial is taking shape at ground zero, with a nearly completed reflecting pool the size of the World Trade Center's north tower footprint.  Read more...
Crain’s New York Business.com
Volant Trading is nearly quadrupling its space with a new seven-year lease for 7,800 square feet at 7 World Trade Center.  Read more...
NYTimes.com
The last remaining structural remnants of the 460-foot-long ramp at the World Trade Center site, leading from street level down nearly to bedrock, were hoisted up and out of ground zero by a crane on Wednesday — there being no ramp any longer on which to haul the X-shaped truss work.  Read more...
Associated Press
Architect Minoru Yamasaki built the oversized model 40 years ago of the two soaring skyscrapers walled off by smaller buildings and surrounded by hundreds of tiny cars, trees and people. It was one of the earliest visions of the 110-story towers that would become the World Trade Center.  Read more...
NY Daily News
Gov. Paterson acknowledged Thursday it was a mistake not to list the Ground Zero redevelopment among his priority projects during his State of the State address.  Read more...
Crain’s New York Business.com
Work on the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at Ground Zero could well be wrapped up a year ahead of schedule—in time for the 10th anniversary of the attacks—according to the head of the nonprofit leading the project.  Read more...
EmpireStateNews.net
The northbound traffic lanes on West Street between Liberty and Vesey streets will be reconfigured beginning early tomorrow morning to accommodate ongoing construction at the World Trade Center site.  Read more...
Downtown Express
The past, present and future overlap at the W.T.C. site, just like they overlap for the thousands of people who survived the attacks. Grillo, a longtime Duane St. resident, usually focuses on the future: She prepares for potential emergencies as head of Tribeca’s Community Emergency Response Team, and she molds the recovery of her neighborhood as a public member of Community Board 1.   Read more...
Downtown Express
The air Downtown isn’t just safe to breathe — it’s safer than it’s been in years  Read more...

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