View Poll Results: Construction is underway, how do you feel about the final design for the WTC site?

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  • I am more than satisfied; I believe that the final design surpasses that of the original World Trade Center. 10/10

    50 26.04%
  • While nothing may ever live up to the Twin Towers, I am wholly satisfied with the new World Trade Center; it is a new symbol for a new era. 7/10

    55 28.65%
  • I have come to terms with the new World Trade Center; although it has a number of flaws, I find the design to be acceptable. 5/10

    48 25.00%
  • I am wholly disappointed with the New World Trade Center; we will live to regret the final design. 0/10

    22 11.46%
  • I am biased, but honest, and hate anything that is not a reincarnation of the original Twin Towers.

    17 8.85%
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  1. #6046
    Forum Veteran Tectonic's Avatar
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    Good, this should take some more strain off surrounding sidewalks.

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    In the days of the Ninth Ave El (service ended 1940), Greenwich St and West Broadway merged at Fulton St. The El ran from South Ferry over Greenwich St.

    WTC site pics from 8:06 - 11:24. Fulton St at 9:12.

  3. #6048


    The last quadrant of the memorial opened this morning. Not sure if the Greenwich Street passageway will open today as well, or tomorrow as noted in the article.

    Another note, the pedestrian bridge from the World Financial Center to Liberty park is closed and the temporary "arm" jutting off to the south has been demolished. Expect construction to start on the new extension soon.

  4. #6049


    Wow, that was quick. I'm guessing they're planning to move along with the rehab on West Street.

  5. #6050


    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    In the days of the Ninth Ave El (service ended 1940), Greenwich St and West Broadway merged at Fulton St. The El ran from South Ferry over Greenwich St.

    WTC site pics from 8:06 - 11:24. Fulton St at 9:12.
    Pic in video at around 10:30 was probably taken from the top of the 140 West Street Barkley-Vesey building (if taken in late 20s or later). You can see the wedge shaped corner buildings along with the foundation work for 140 West in the 1924 aerial photo on NYCityMap.

    Also, looking at the aerial photo, there appears to be a some kind of bridge across West at the exact same spot as the current "south bridge."
    Last edited by Music Man; June 26th, 2015 at 11:19 PM.

  6. #6051


    Moody’s close to signing lease at 1 WTC

    By Steve Cuozzo

    July 6, 2015 | 4:34pm

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    Photo: Inset: EPA; main: Getty Images

    In a likely major coup for the Port Authority and the Durst Organization, Moody’s Investor Services is close to signing a lease for two floors at 1 World Trade Center, The Post has learned.
    A Moody’s move into 1 World Trade, jointly owned by the Port Authority and Durst, would be a roughly 80,000-square-foot expansion. The firm is headquartered in 680,000 square feet at Larry Silverstein’s 7 World Trade Center across the street. Moody’s could not grow there because the tower is full.

    All new leases at the “iconic” 1 World Trade matter, but Moody’s would be especially meaningful as the first financial-services company to take a sizable amount of space there.
    Moreover, it would be the first new, multi-floor office lease at 1 WTC since High 5 Games took 87,000 square feet last November. Deals signed since then have been for 12,000 feet and under.

    The imminent signing also marks a morale victory over Silverstein, who also owns 4 World Trade Center. As Moody’s landlord at 7 World Trade, where he has good tenant relationships, Silverstein would seem to have had an advantage over Durst and the PA in trying to lure Moody’s to 4 World Trade, where more than 1 million square feet remain available.
    Moody’s lease at 1 World Trade is not yet signed. Deals can fall apart, but downtown sources were confident that a done deal was in sight.

    Office tenants previously signed at 1 World Trade include Conde Nast, China Center, the US General Services Administration, High 5 Games and tech firm xAd. The tower’s 3 million square feet were already about 63 percent spoken for prior to the Moody’s lease.
    A Durst rep declined to comment. Reps for the Port Authority and Moody’s did not immediately get back to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariab View Post
    Moody’s close to signing lease at 1 WTC

    By Steve Cuozzo

    Moody’s lease at 1 World Trade is not yet signed. Deals can fall apart, but downtown sources were confident that a done deal was in sight.
    (Please let the deal with Fox and Silverstein's WTC 2 fall apart, please, please, please fall apart!!)

  8. #6053


    August 25, 2015

    There's a Leak at World Trade Center Feared to Be in River Wall: Sources

    By Murray Weiss

    A Port Authority Police Department banner is posted on a barbed wire fence outside Ground Zero and One World Trade Center on March 21, 2014.

    MANHATTAN — An underground leak has been discovered within the World Trade Center complex — and officials fear the seepage may be coming from the slurry wall that separates the newly rebuilt Ground Zero site from the Hudson River, DNAinfo New York has learned.

    Workers began to hear the sound of rushing water behind the walls of lower concourses of the complex within the last two weeks, according to sources.

    The discovery prompted the Port Authority to quietly call in engineering and construction experts to try to identify its cause, sources said.

    Crews were also tasked with dismantling sections of walls and other previous construction along lower subterranean concourses to try to get to the running water and trace its origin. The work is expected to be extremely costly, sources say.

    Sources say officials are concerned that the leak may be coming from a stretch of the 3,200-foot-long slurry wall that is hidden by other walls that house unopened commercial offices, retail shopping stores and underground warehouse space that are expected to be operational by next summer.

    They fear that the slurry wall may not have been properly insulated, allowing water to seep through it, sources said.

    The Port Authority spent tens of millions of dollars since 9/11 repairing the slurry wall after the Twin Towers collapsed.

    When it was built in the 1960s, the slurry wall was hailed as an engineering feat withholding the massive pressure of the Hudson River and giving construction crews the ability to open a massive 16-acre hole from which the original World Trade Center rose.

    The slurry wall is 4 feet thick and roughly 100 feet deep. Although a stretch along Liberty Street shifted more than 10 inches on 9/11, it managed to keep the Hudson River from breaking through and drowning the smoldering Ground Zero site with water.

    The wall’s emotional significance was immortalized when a portion was left exposed inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

    Asked about the running water and potential slurry wall issue, a Port Authority spokeswoman said engineers had no reports of running water or any known potential issues involving the site’s slurry wall.

    She even emailed photos of sections of the slurry wall that are visible along the PATH train tunnels to demonstrate that they are dry and intact.

    However, the sections of slurry wall that are of concern to the officials are hidden from view by the subterranean concourses, sources say.

    Depending on the severity of the problem, sources say, it could further delay the opening of the remaining concourse commercial space.

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  9. #6054


    Not surprising. The complex was built by a crime syndicate. What did anyone expect?

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    what a disaster

  11. #6056


    Just lol if the rushing water description is correct. Yikes.

  12. #6057


    Quote Originally Posted by HoveringCheesecake View Post
    Just lol if the rushing water description is correct. Yikes.
    I heard rushing water in the 9/11 Museum back in December or January, but assumed that was normal...

  13. #6058


    The rushing crime syndicate are looking to find a way to keep their no show workers on the job

  14. #6059


    September 17, 2015

    World Trade Center developer gets new chance for damages


    World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein over looking the site of the National September 11 Museum under construction poses for photographers at the World Trade Center in New York August 24, 2011.

    A federal appeals court has given the developer Larry Silverstein a new chance to recoup more money for rebuilding the World Trade Center site in New York, on top of the $4.1 billion of insurance proceeds he has received.

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge incorrectly calculated that Silverstein lost just $2.805 billion on his 99-year lease for the site, signed six weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and deserved no additional damages because insurance more than offset it.

    Thursday's decision by a three-judge panel clears the way for Silverstein and his World Trade Center Properties LLC to seek more damages from United Continental Holdings Inc, American Airlines Group Inc, and dozens of financial, real estate and security companies.

    Silverstein wants those defendants held responsible for their alleged negligence in failing to prevent the destruction of the Twin Towers by hijacked United and American planes.

    In a 70-page decision for the appeals court, Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston said the loss on Silverstein's lease should reflect "pre- and post-attack market values, with the post-attack values measured as if the leased buildings were not reconstructed."

    She also directed U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who oversees much of the Sept. 11 litigation and determined the $2.805 billion loss, to award Silverstein a higher rate of interest.

    The appeals court did hand Silverstein a setback, rejecting his effort to recoup money for rebuilding costs and lost rents.

    Although Silverstein was able to open One World Trade Center last November, he has said the lease obligated him to continue rebuilding, and that he remains billions of dollars short.

    "Today's decision re-opens the door for a jury to determine the extent of the airlines' and security companies' responsibility for their negligent actions on 9/11," a spokesman for the developer said. "The American public deserves a full and fair accounting."

    Roger Podesta, a lawyer for the defendants, was not immediately available for comment.

    Circuit Judge Chester Straub partially dissented.

    He said it was unclear whether New York law permitted Silverstein to recoup rebuilding costs, given his obligation to rebuild the site and the "public value" in doing so, and that the state's highest court should be consulted.

    Separately, the 2nd Circuit said United was not responsible for the destruction of 7 World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 attacks, because it was caused by the American flight.

    The case is In re: September 11 Litigation, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Nos. 13-3619, 13-3782.

    (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Andrew Hay)

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