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    yeah me to. this idiot also is letting so many more NJ based appoities get on the PA Board which will further hurt the site, Earth to George, NJ would rather nothing gets built, then JC and other areas will benefit more

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    Really now people? Was there ever any doubt?

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    From A Test of Will:


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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6
    yeah me to. this idiot also is letting so many more NJ based appoities get on the PA Board which will further hurt the site, Earth to George, NJ would rather nothing gets built, then JC and other areas will benefit more
    Um.... No.

    NJ appointees want something there too. If you have ever been in Hoboken, the Pallisades or JC you will know one of the biggest attractions is teh view across the river.

    Saying hey want to hold up construction because they would benefit is just plain silly.

    If they were to benefit, it might be that they have a stake ni teh construction, materials or some other facet, not just the hopes that somehow delaying the FT will make JC more desireable than BH/Dumbo....

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    Ninja, views mean shit to economic developers, i dont think the president of the JC EDC says if the view is improved i get more jobs, that arguement is pointless

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    Work on Freedom Tower foundation:











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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1

    Port Authority Chairman Anthony Coscia said Tuesday that plans for the 1,776-foot skyscraper at the World Trade Center site might be reconsidered if about 40 percent of the building is not rented by September.


    Gee, If they were so worried about tenants maybe they shouldv'e waited till they had tenants till they started building it. If the Freedom Tower is 'reconsidered' that will be quite a negative sign (Like we haven't had enough already) for the WTC site and potential tenants. They should build it anyway, and let people come over time. What kind of message are they sending to potential tenants otherwise?


    That's sure some troubling news

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHLguy
    Gee, If they were so worried about tenants maybe they shouldv'e waited till they had tenants till they started building it. If the Freedom Tower is 'reconsidered' that will be quite a negative sign (Like we haven't had enough already) for the WTC site and potential tenants. They should build it anyway, and let people come over time. What kind of message are they sending to potential tenants otherwise?


    That's sure some troubling news
    didn't the original twin towers of the WTC have the same trouble getting tenants when they were under construction or completed?

    other than that, its great to finally see some work being done on the site.

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    Yea they did, which is why it's stupid to cancell/pospone the Freedom Tower if they don't get 40% (Which I'm not optomistic about)


    If you build it they will come... eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHLguy
    Yea they did, which is why it's stupid to cancell/pospone the Freedom Tower if they don't get 40% (Which I'm not optomistic about)


    If you build it they will come... eventually.

    If they reduce it, what would they have to reduce it to? 700 feet? I'm not being sarcastic; the top portion of the building contains the mechanical and non-office floors. I think the rentable offices only go to 1150 feet or something. Reducing it 100 feet is not enough to make sense for the controversy it would entail. So to really scale it back to save money, what are we talking, 300, 400 feet? So now you have a 800-900 footer that is still going to have an antenna tower to 1776 feet to satisfy the one known tenant: the broadcasters. At this height, you've now thrown Libeskind's silly spiral away, unless you put back the expensive, ugly, and structurally questionable lattice on top.

    Reducing the height then seems to create more problems with questionable or negligable savings.

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    Should've kept it in the private sector. Mistake number 2, 387 at the WTC.

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    ^Agree 100% with that.

    Maybe if the name didn't make it clear to everyone that it was the #1 terrorist target in the world, then we'd have some tenants.

    Give it to Trump,
    he'll make it 2300' and will definately find tenants. Guy can sell anything.

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    Freedom Tower news watch...(reuters)

    Governors tell WTC insurers to pay up or be sued

    Fri Jun 23, 2006

    The governors of New York and New Jersey and New York's mayor said on Friday said they would sue World Trade Center insurers "within the next several days" if they do not make payments needed to redevelop the site.

    Some insurers have suggested they might withhold payments because the World Trade Center developer, Larry Silverstein, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the 16-acre site, this spring revised their original deal.

    The Republican mayor, Michael Bloomberg, last week said a few insurers believed Silverstein's new pact violated their insurance covenants because he will no longer own the Freedom Tower.

    Instead, the Port Authority now will own the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, meant to symbolize the revival from the deadly September 11, 2001 air attacks, though Silverstein will still build it.

    "The success of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site is too important to fall prey to unnecessary delays and legal maneuvering," New York Gov. George Pataki said in a statement.

    Spokesmen for some World Trade Center insurers, including Chubb Corp., St. Paul Travelers, and Lloyd's of London, were not immediately available. Spokesmen for Zurich American Insurance Co. and The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. declined comment.


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    ny times

    With Tower Yet to Rise, Cornerstone Leaves Town

    By DAVID W. DUNLAP
    June 24, 2006


    The 20-ton cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was carted off from the World Trade Center site early yesterday, nearly two years after it was ceremoniously set in place on July 4, with its silvered, chiseled letters proclaiming it a "tribute to the enduring spirit of freedom."

    No one made a speech yesterday morning. No one sang "God Bless America." No one read from the Declaration of Independence.

    Instead, the cornerstone was placed on a truck and returned to Innovative Stone in Hauppauge, N.Y., where it will remain for as long as two years until it returns to ground zero.

    About 6:30 a.m., the five-and-a-half-foot-high block of Adirondack granite was hoisted by crane from its place near the temporary PATH terminal, said Mel Ruffini, a senior vice president of the Tishman Construction Corporation, which is building the Freedom Tower for Silverstein Properties on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

    Then it was lowered onto a flatbed truck and covered in a tarp. By 7:15, it was rolling up the long ramp out of the ground zero pit, headed for Innovative Stone on Long Island, where it had been cut, honed, polished and inscribed in 2004. It arrived safely three hours later, said Karen Pearse, the chief executive at Innovative.

    The cornerstone will be kept there in a plexiglass case, viewable by appointment.

    "It needs to be repositioned to make sense in the new building," said David Worsley, a senior vice president and the director of construction at Silverstein Properties.

    When the Freedom Tower was redesigned last year because of security concerns, the cornerstone's location was rendered obsolete. The architects shifted the building's edge about 40 feet to the west, leaving the cornerstone standing outside the bounds of the reconfigured tower.

    But stand it did, protected under a blue plywood enclosure, while the tower project faced delay after delay.

    Its absence carries a couple of meanings. Obviously, it is an acknowledgment that much of what passed for progress at ground zero to date has been longer on symbolism than on substance.

    On the other hand, with the cornerstone gone, the foundation subcontractor, Laquila Construction, can begin excavating the east side of the tower site to prepare it for the underground infrastructure.

    When he presided over the cornerstone-laying two years ago, Gov. George E. Pataki declared, "Today, we build the Freedom Tower."

    As it turned out, the building could not start until the cornerstone was removed.

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    When he presided over the cornerstone-laying two years ago, Gov. George E. Pataki declared, "Today, we build the Freedom Tower."

    As it turned out, the building could not start until the cornerstone was removed.
    Comic opera.

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