Testing, testing, testing ...
Too bad that those pools won't be visible for those visiting the obs deck on WTC 1! Maybe the South Pool, but not the North Pool.
Why would you think that?
Spotted this afternoon heading west on Canal St: two flatbed trucks, four Swamp White Oaks.
On sale today from the US Mint, and DNA Info reports that sales are swift ...
2011 September 11 National Medal - West Point Mint Mark (S11)
The 2011 September 11 National Medal
Design by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Donna Weaver
Front: United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill sculpted the design.
Reverse: United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna sculpted the design.
CONDITION Proof CONTAINS 1 ounce of silver DIAMETER 1.598 inches EDGE Smooth MINTAGE LIMI 2,000,000 (across all options) MINT Philadelphia or West Point MINT MARK P or W
... The medals cost $56.95 now and will go up to $66.95 on Aug. 18.
For each medal purchased, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum will receive $10.
Joe Daniels, the memorial foundation's president, said the medal sales would boost the memorial's fundraising and might help defray an admission charge to the 9/11 museum when it opens at the World Trade Center site in 2012.
"Being able to raise $20 million through the sale of medals is a big help," Daniels said.
Still, he added that it will cost $50 million to $60 million per year to maintain the 9/11 memorial and museum, so he hopes the federal government will also provide regular financial support.
Nadler said he hopes to pass legislation soon doing just that ...
The Tragedy magazines alone should rake in billions.
What bothers me is the memorial is starting to sound like another sideshow stop on the fake NYC tour.
They shouldn't be trying to make any money at all, off of the place where thousands of lives were lost. There may be a public outcry over this.
Is there going to be any use made of the space between the concrete and the cladding? There seems to be a lot of wasted space there, especially on the south side of the north structure where it looks like there is 8-10 feet of space.
This has been discussed before I believe, but it may as well be said again. If the memorial/WTC area does not provide goods for purchase, then we will see a huge amount of junk from China being sold by vendors around the park. There is no way to stop people's urge to purchase, and it would be a shame to let all this potential money hit the black market instead of going directly towards the upkeep of the memorial. If you have any doubt of this just go to the area now and you will be hounded by these annoying vendors. Besides, even as a New Yorker I realize how special visiting this place will be for people, and souvenirs will be in high demand.
If the mayor/police wanted to, they could clear out all these illegal vendors, not only in this area but all over the city.
The courts have repeatedly ruled that vendors have numerous rights, and the city's efforts to control them have often failed.
It seems the City's latest legislative / regulatory limitation on vendors in regard to NYC Parks and congestion has made an inroad.
It should be fairly easy to control vendors within the boundary of the Memorial. But they will not be able to keep them all from vending within the Memorial, and certainly not on the sidewalks opposite.