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    The new NYC Emergency Command Center (aka "The Bunker") is not at the WTC site -- or anywhere near it.

    It is located in downtown Brooklyn;
    The $50 million, four-story building in downtown Brooklyn represents a major technological upgrade for the city and comes months after the city unveiled a new high-tech Fire Department command center.

    The 65,000-square-foot space can house up to 130 agencies and utilities. In the event of a power outage, terrorist attack, or some other disaster, they would be able to communicate with each other more easily.

    NY Sun, 12.06.06

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    The new NYC Emergency Command Center (aka "The Bunker") is not at the WTC site -- or anywhere near it.

    It is located in downtown Brooklyn;
    perhaps the LMDC outfit should have been using the new bunker... lends itself to coordination with numerous govt agencies etc!!

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    Note the name: EMERGENCY Command Center

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    Given the previous OEM location was destroyed on 9/11, it is safe to say the current location in Downtown Brooklyn will be more of a valuable use in an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Note the name: EMERGENCY Command Center
    agreed the passage of time (7 years) in and of itself may not initially appear to be an emergency.....

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    posted by NYguy on SSP:



    Shows the sites for WTC projects, 99 church and 8 spruce.

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    It was also posted here here.

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    you can also see construction of the beekman up top

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    NY Times

    October 20, 2008, 12:52 pm

    Phantom Freedom Tower Visible to All

    By David W. Dunlap


    David Dunlap/The New York Times
    The core of the Freedom Tower at 1 World Trade Center is now visible above street level.


    In the old days at the World Trade Center redevelopment project, elaborately staged events almost guaranteed that whatever milestone was being announced would not happen; at least, not in the time or form heralded from the lectern.

    Having learned a painful lesson in public relations, officials are now content to let actual milestones speak for themselves.

    Observant passers-by have been able to spot just such a turning point, now that the massive concrete core of 1 World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower, has emerged into public view from the depths of ground zero. On Oct. 10, Collavino Construction poured 520 cubic yards of concrete, raising the top of the core 14 feet, thereby bringing it 13 feet 8 inches above sidewalk level.

    The walls of the core range from three to four feet thick. The concrete is extremely high strength, with a rating of 14,000 p.s.i. — that is, a strength under compression calculated at 14,000 pounds per square inch.
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey made no formal announcement, though it did note the moment on its World Trade Center Progress page.

    Of course, there is a long, long way to go. Ultimately, the concrete core is planned to be 1,293 feet high, taller than the Empire State Building. And it is a fool’s game to predict when — or even if — that goal will be reached.

    But it is growing harder to think of ground zero as a hole in the ground.


    Copyright 2008 The New York Times Company

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    Even more comforting is when more steel will be added.

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    posted by Basincreek on skyscrapercity:


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    That is a beautiful sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandySavage View Post
    That is a beautiful sight.
    I hope #23 cement truck pictured had its cement quality fairly inspected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandySavage View Post
    That is a beautiful sight.
    WOOHOO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    I hope #23 cement truck pictured had its cement quality fairly inspected!
    The concrete should be fine, hopefully.

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