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    Some shots from yesterday in Jersey City


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac View Post
    New York Post
    March 21, 2014

    ‘WTC a safe site? What a joke’

    By Steve Cuozzo

    LOOKOUT: A private security guard mans a gate at the World Trade Center Thursday, a day after it was revealed a 16-year-old had sneaked into the construction site.

    Impossible. Unbelievable. And hilarious, if you find the idea of blowing up 1 World Trade Center just by crawling under a fence funny.

    Justin Casquejo, 16, fortunately had no bomb, just a 100-megaton adolescent ego.

    "The youth, Justin Casquejo, admitted in Midtown Community Court in Manhattan on Wednesday that he broke a New York City misdemeanor law against scaling tall buildings without permission. He is expected to be sentenced in September to 23 days of community service."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/ny...ter-climb.html

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    Is the spire lit up every night?

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    Great pics Nexis!! I love that first phase of Colgate Park you photographed from. The second phase around the Colgate Clock is going to be surreal.

    Irish yes the spire is and the beacon on top is working again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishInNYC View Post
    Is the spire lit up every night?
    Nowadays, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    What a great addition 2 and 3 would be to this angle. Smoker's outside O'Hara's have a great view.

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    Isn't the tower for 3 set to Church? I don't think you'd see any of it from this angle other than the extra floor or two on the base. 2 would be slightly more in view, but tower 5, should it get built, would block much of it, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    Isn't the tower for 3 set to Church? I don't think you'd see any of it from this angle other than the extra floor or two on the base. 2 would be slightly more in view, but tower 5, should it get built, would block much of it, no?
    You're right, a little further west would be a better angle. Look north up Greenwich.

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    Great pics, Nexus.

    Still no Light Rail for Manhattan .

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    At World Trade Center Site, Rebuilding Recreates Intersection of Long Ago

    By DAVID W. DUNLAP
    July 31, 2014


    Cortlandt Way, pictured, will extend Cortlandt Street to meet Greenwich Street in the World Trade Center site.
    Nancy Borowick for The New York Times


    On Friday, New Yorkers will be able to do something they have not done in nearly half a century: stand on the corner of Cortlandt and Greenwich.

    It will be the first recreated street intersection on what had been the monolithic World Trade Center site, the first three-dimensional expression of a long-sought goal to reintegrate the 16-acre site with the rest of Lower Manhattan.

    This new crossroads, with constantly merging streams of pedestrians, ought to go far in restoring an urban pulse to the trade center site, which was cut off from its surroundings by design before Sept. 11, 2001, and by catastrophe and construction ever since.

    The first small reintegration occurred last year, when a one-block stub of Greenwich Street reopened. A much bigger step occurred last May, when fences and gates were removed around the National September 11 Memorial and the public could, for the first time, enter or cross the eight-acre plaza without obstruction.

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the World Trade Center, is to take down more fences on Friday to open Cortlandt Way, as the east-west street is now called on the trade center side.


    A 1921 atlas shows Cortlandt Street before it was truncated by the Port Authority to
    make room for the construction of the twin towers.
    "Atlas of the Borough of Manhattan," G. W. Bromley & Company (1921)


    Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of the authority, said the opening of Cortlandt Way provided “a critical link for pedestrians to access the memorial and the site’s office towers.”

    Cortlandt Way will not be open to vehicles. The central roadbed, paved in Mesabi black granite and lined with honey locusts, will be reserved for pedestrians. On either side there will be steps and small terraces in front of stores and restaurants operated under lease with Westfield World Trade Center, which controls almost all the retail space at the site.

    Only the south side of Cortlandt Way, running along the nearly finished 4 World Trade Center, will be open for the time being. The north side is not likely to open for at least two years, as 3 World Trade Center nears completion.

    Even with those qualifications, however, advocates of a street grid through the trade center site welcomed the opening of Cortlandt Way. It was designed by PWP Landscape Architecture, which also worked on the memorial.

    “From the very beginning, one of the key words was connectivity,” said Michael Connolly, of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan, as he was given a tour on Wednesday by Steven Plate, the director of World Trade Center construction for the Port Authority. “The desire of the people who live and work here was to be able to get across the site from east to west.” That will now be possible.

    Mr. Connolly said the opening of another access route to the memorial would help relieve pedestrian congestion along Church Street, where large crowds surge at times. “It will make an enormous difference,” he said.

    Though it was not part of Radio Row, the downtown hub of electronic appliances, Cortlandt Way is heir to several great retail traditions of the early 20th century.

    In 1887, Max and Maurice Brill founded the Brill Brothers men’s clothing and furnishings business at 45 Cortlandt Street. It grew into an eight-store chain. (The family gave its name to the Brill Building at Broadway and 49th Street.) Two years later, the Childs restaurant chain was founded at 41 Cortlandt Street by William and Samuel Childs. (At its peak, Childs claimed to serve 50 million meals annually.)

    Much of Cortlandt Street, including Radio Row, disappeared in the 1960s when the Port Authority condemned 12 blocks, from Liberty to Vesey Street, and from Church to West Street, for the construction of the twin towers.

    After they were destroyed in 2001, the authority planned to recreate Cortlandt as a glassed-in galleria. This idea was strongly opposed by the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Amanda M. Burden, the chairwoman of the City Planning Commission, and Vishaan Chakrabarti, the director of the Manhattan planning office, spoke emphatically in 2004 about the need to restore real streets through the site.

    This week, Ms. Burden said: “I think the final design, which took a very long time, is intricate, welcoming yet elegant, and leads one gracefully from Church to the memorial plaza while integrating the two street-level facades of towers three and four. I am very eager to see what it looks like and if the design, as I left it, was realized.”

    Mr. Chakrabarti also expressed gratification. “To me, the most thrilling aspect of the site is how the streets are reknitting it back into New York City,” he said this week. “From a New Yorker’s perspective, what the site needs is some sense of normalcy again.”

    “That is not at odds with mourning,” he added, “or a sense of what happened there.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/ny...-ago.html?_r=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    Great pics, Nexus.

    Still no Light Rail for Manhattan .
    I doubt will ever see a LRT line in Manhattan , but I can see one in Queens or Brooklyn.

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    Love this view.

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    from today


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    From Jersey City





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