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Thread: WTC Memorial - by Michael Arad (Architect) and Peter Walker (Landscape)

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    Heat doesn't bother trees; it's the heat's effect on the water supply and soil conditions that affect trees.

    Trees in pots? Not a problem.

    Dead winter is the absolute best time to plant a tree. It's fully dormant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    It looks like those are being planted in the recently constructed tree boxes along the Memorial sidewalk opposite the main entry to 1WTC.
    I'm guessing that this part of Fulton St (1WTC to West St) is going to be open, similar to Greenwich St in front of 4 WTC.

    They've been digging along the memorial perimeter on West St, so I guess the sidewalk is finally getting done. I wonder when the memorial plaza will fully open, and they dismantle the cattle pen on Albany St.

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    If they're opening the building they need to provide street access to the temporary loading docks on Fulton Street. They also need to take down the construction elevator so they can close up the cladding.

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    Construction elevator is the tenants' primary means of moving supplies in while the building's elevators are being installed and will go down once the building nears completion. It goes hand in hand with the temporary loading dock, in which its primary means of access to Fulton is a small thru-way in front of the east entrance.

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    On the WTC Earthcam (both on the Elevated View and Tower 1 Base View), in the still fenced-in NE quadrant, a circular object can be seen in the nearly completed central open space (a bit west of the set of containers bunched together there). It seems that could be the 1993 WTC Memorial sculpture by Elyn Zimmerman.

    Anyone know what that circular object actually is? And if the 1993 Memorial will be / has been relocated to that spot?

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    No, that installation took place back in 2004. What I'm talking about is a fairly recent addition to the still under construction section of the Memorial Plaza, north of the Snohetta museum building and across from the Calatrava hub building. Click the earthcam link and zoom in -- you'll see it there.

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    i see that..
    should we restart the Koenig's Sphere rumors?

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    This thread is ten years old today. How far we've come...

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    It seems strange to me that those trees still have leaves in mid January NYC

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    The trees that were newly planted this fall, just north of the Snohetta building, all dropped their leaves early on. The others, planted a few years ago, are stalwart.

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    Many varieties of oak trees keep their leaves all winter.

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    This will probably thin out the crowds ...

    9/11 Museum to Charge $24 Admission

    NY TIMES
    January 23, 2014

    The foundation that oversees the National September 11 Memorial Museumat the World Trade Center voted on Thursday to charge visitors $24 for admission to the underground museum that is scheduled to open this spring. The above-ground memorial that occupies the footprints of the twin towers ó and has hosted 11.5 million visitors since it opened two years ago ó will continue to be free.

    The foundation emphasized that the families of victims would not pay any fees, and that schools, seniors and certain other groups would be eligible for discounted tickets. The museum will also offer free admission for three hours each week. Joseph C. Daniels, the president and chief executive of the foundation, said in a statement that the charge was essential to ensure the organizationís financial health, especially since the museum does not receive governmental support for its operating costs. Critics of the museum have opposed the foundationís plan to charge admission. According to research commissioned by the foundation, however, the overwhelming majority of people surveyed agreed that it was necessary to charge some sort of fee.

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    Cheap for a NYC tourist attraction (which is what it is). It will be interesting to see the number of visitors the museum attracts as opposed to the free Memorial.

    The museum needs about half of the 5.75M people that visit the Memorial in a year to pay into the museum to cover the estimated $60M budget. That works out to roughly 7,900 people a day.

    ESB averages about 10,400 a day from what I gather.

    It'll be 40 bucks into the museum in a couple of years.

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