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Re: NYC: World Trade Center
« Reply #210 on: April 01, 2015, 01:50:50 PM »
The new mall in Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center) has started to open in stages. As you can see, there's something for everyone, assuming you're into high-end designer clothes and overpriced food. I understand that its nearest neighbors--Wall St yuppies--can afford to shop here, but there are a lot of middle class people in this area, some who have lived here for decades, who are complaining about this. I guess they expect some tourists also, but the average person who passes through the WTC on a visit seems unlikely to be buying thousand dollar shoes and handbags. It's like they transplanted the ritziest stretch of Madison Ave. I miss the underground mall pre-9/11
















at least the Winter Garden still looks good--







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« Reply #211 on: April 11, 2015, 07:33:59 AM »
good news per the times. it looks like the final wtc tower, tower 2, the norman foster diamond tower, may have a major tenant. murdoch has 4k or so employees scattered around town:


News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, two giant media companies controlled by Rupert Murdoch, are considering building a joint headquarters in a new 88-story skyscraper at the World Trade Center, real estate executives and government officials said this week.

If a deal is struck, the move by the companies from Midtown Manhattan to a new tower downtown would complete the rebuilding of the office complex destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. It would also solidify the transformation of Lower Manhattan into a technology and media hub and a lively residential community.

The companies, which include Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, have been in discussions for months with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site and the developer Larry A. Silverstein, who has the rights to build the fourth and last office tower at the site, known as 2 World Trade Center, according to the real estate executives and government officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been made final.

“This move would establish media hegemony in Lower Manhattan,” said Mitchell Moss, a professor of urban planning at New York University. “News Corp. and Fox are in everyone’s living room. It removes any uncertainty that the new trade center would be a major economic engine, and it validates the 15-year effort to rebuild the World Trade Center.”

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« Reply #212 on: April 15, 2015, 06:09:53 AM »
the wtc observatory opens may 29th

admission cost is a whopping $32

http://nypost.com/2015/04/15/wtf-1-wtc-youre-charging-32-to-walk-into-your-restaurant/

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« Reply #213 on: April 15, 2015, 03:24:05 PM »
the wtc observatory opens may 29th

admission cost is a whopping $32

http://nypost.com/2015/04/15/wtf-1-wtc-youre-charging-32-to-walk-into-your-restaurant/

This is outrageous. Maybe I can sneak in with a school group (more likely a senior citizen tour from a nursing home). And no outdoor deck? I remember the one at the old WTC. Sometimes it was closed due to high winds.

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« Reply #214 on: April 19, 2015, 11:31:17 AM »
for that amount of $ i hope they give you tinfoil hats too, because god knows what kind of microwave radiation is blasting out of the rooftop ring and antenna, whoops excuse me spire, just above your head.

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« Reply #215 on: May 21, 2015, 06:32:44 PM »
there was a wtc obs deck media preview yesterday, it opens to the public next week - video here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/world-trade-center-observation-deck-offers-amazing-views-article-1.2228978


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« Reply #217 on: June 06, 2015, 12:17:32 PM »
here is the official time lapse construction video -- kinda bums me out watching it to be honest:


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« Reply #218 on: June 09, 2015, 06:17:35 AM »
via the nypost -- good news regarding 2 wtc aka 200 greenwich street, the final piece. fox news and 21st century fox are looking to move in:


The two companies on Tuesday signed a non-binding but detailed letter of intent (LOI) with developer Larry Silverstein to anchor 2 World Trade Center, the media firms confirmed. The 80-plus-story skyscraper would complete a quartet of new jumbos built to replace the Twin Towers’ office space destroyed on 9/11.

“The new headquarters would provide 21st Century Fox and News Corp. with a range of efficiencies as well as the flexibility for future growth, while helping cement Lower Manhattan as a dynamic new hub for media,” the companies said in a joint statement.

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« Reply #219 on: June 09, 2015, 05:26:29 PM »
wtc 2 just got redesigned too. looks like norman foster is out and more value-engineering is in. eh.

renders here:

http://touch.metro.us/new-york/photos-new-design-for-wtc-2-revealed/zsJofi---jlQeWkC8emJmg/

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« Reply #220 on: September 28, 2015, 11:09:24 AM »
here is the latest wtc area news i am aware of from over the summer:



moodys signed on for a few floors of wtc1 over the summer making it around 65-70% filled.


meet the wtc2 architect:

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/bjarke-ingels-2-world-trade-center-wtc-2/


wtc3 core is about 600' up or more than halfway and larry silverstein sez the bldg should be done by the end of 2018.


there is a bldg called 125 greenwich st going up very nearby that will be somewhere between 1100'-1400' ft supposedly that is underway, that they are putting in the pilings for and that should be pretty cool looking:

http://ny.curbed.com/tags/125-greenwich-street


there is an earthcam for the new st nicholas shrine (the little wtc church):

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/saintnicholas/?cam=stnicholas


and last but not least, the calatrava transit hub is 'fully winged' now, the concourse is open and it is supposed to fully open in december. they will also open a tunnel connection to the new fulton street station on broadway.


that is all i got for now!



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« Reply #221 on: March 05, 2016, 02:46:59 PM »
PATH station Oculus opens. This is what 4 billion dollars buys these days! I naively thought that since it was open to the public there would be easy access from the street. Yeah right. After negotiating a maze of escalators and hallways I eventually found it. I guess there will be shops ringing the concourse at some point. Surprise. Not sure what those elevated platforms on either side (one where the flag is) will be used for. Trump's coronation?







 













 
I emerged into 4 WTC and started taking pictures only to get yelled at by security (never mind that others doing the same were ignored)
 
interesting elevator lobby

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« Reply #222 on: July 09, 2016, 03:24:04 PM »
There's a new one acre elevated park on the southern perimeter of the WTC site called Liberty Park that just opened. Here are some scenes--





















what is not on this list of things you cannot do??





obviously all the entrances are not ready

the park is connected to an enclosed footbridge which leads to the World Financial Center (or whatever it's called now!)



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« Reply #223 on: January 03, 2017, 12:48:04 PM »
did you know that calatrava is not done yet at the wtc site?



Calatrava’s St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center tops out

A six-foot-tall cross was placed atop the church to commemorate the event

BY TANAY WARERKAR  NOV 29, 2016, 12:32PM EST


Just over a year after foundation work got underway, the Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center has now topped out.

Church officials along with representatives from the Port Authority and construction firm Skanska attended a topping out ceremony on Monday where an over six-foot-tall cross was lifted and placed on top of the Church to commemorate the progress, the New York Times reported.

Originally located at 155 Cedar Street, the Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed on 9/11, and it’s been a pretty uphill climb getting it rebuilt. For one, the church had to be relocated to be within the newly completed Liberty Park since its original location is now being used as an underground garage.


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http://ny.curbed.com/2016/11/29/13777818/calatrava-wtc-st-nicholas-church-topping-out

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« Reply #224 on: January 12, 2017, 10:02:41 AM »
a look at what's up around the wtc site -- from yesterday



tower 3









tower 4








the new greek orthodox church is coming along







transit hub







tower 2 site -- nothing happening -- just staging for tower 3 construction i think










the former path entrance next to tower 1 the freedom tower -- is now a lot/pit






the new bmcc community college bldg -- yep it looks like a generic college bldg  :-D





a look back from greenwich street at chambers street  :mrgreen:




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« Reply #225 on: June 26, 2017, 12:19:57 AM »
the wtc had another important if lowkey milestone the other day when telemundo 47 became the first broadcast station to go back on the air via the freedom tower. several more stations are on deck and more to come:

http://www.nbcuniversal.com/press-release/telemundo-47-becomes-first-local-tv-station-resume-over-air-transmissions-one-world

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« Reply #227 on: December 03, 2017, 02:58:22 PM »
the sphere was recently ceremonially moved from its long standing temporary site in battery park back to the wtc site —

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/nyregion/911-memorial-sphere-sculpture.html?referer=

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« Reply #228 on: April 12, 2018, 02:36:13 PM »
3 wtc update news:


Renderings Revealed For Outdoor Space As Exterior Hoist Removed From 3 WTC





BY: ANDREW NELSON 7:30 AM ON APRIL 11, 2018

With each passing day, the World Trade Center is getting closer to completion. At 3 World Trade Center, major progress has been made toward completion, and we now have new details on the Financial District’s latest outdoor terrace.










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https://newyorkyimby.com/2018/04/renderings-revealed-for-outdoor-space-as-exterior-hoist-removed-from-3-wtc.html

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« Reply #229 on: April 12, 2018, 07:56:43 PM »
I was just in New York last week... 3 WTC is stunning in person!

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« Reply #230 on: July 31, 2018, 01:29:52 PM »
9/11 news ---


9/11 World Trade Center victim identified as Scott Michael Johnson

Roughly 1,100 victims — 40 percent of the New York 9/11 deaths — remain unidentified.


more:
https://www.amny.com/news/9-11-victims-nyc-1.20093953


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« Reply #231 on: September 10, 2018, 01:48:51 PM »
a major milestone — the cortlandt street subway station, wrecked in the wtc disaster, has at long last reopened.

refurbishment cost was $158M — the station is for the local 1 train.

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/9/7/17832074/nyc-subway-cortlandt-street-world-trade-center-reopen

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« Reply #232 on: September 10, 2018, 01:53:02 PM »
a rundown of the status of wtc reconstruction projects as of this fall:

https://ny.curbed.com/2018/9/10/17838802/world-trade-center-nyc-construction-update