From the topping out of downtown’s new tallest skyscraper (Beekman Tower), to the bottoming out of a deconstructed tower (Fiterman Hall), the final weeks of 2009 brought a remarkable wave of constru...
Funding Extended For 9/11 Tribute
Dec 17, 2009
The Tribute in Light, one of the most cherished memorials of the September 11th terrorist attacks, will continue through the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Grant Preserves 9/11 ‘Last Column’
Dec 12, 2009
A $200,000 grant will enable the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to preserve the "last column," which stood amid the rubble of the World Trade Center for months after the 2001 terror attacks, ...
Now a Tower of Steel
Dec 11, 2009
World Trade Center Tower 4 got above street level last week as the first steel arrived for the project at the southeast corner of the site. Contractors for Silverstein Properties had been constructing...
2009 Women To Watch: Shari Natovitz
Dec 08, 2009
Shari Natovitz leads the two-employee risk management group at Silverstein Properties Inc., which is building three towers at Ground Zero in Manhattan along with building and managing other residentia...
WTC Construction Update, December 2009
Dec 07, 2009
One World Trade Center: Steel erection; concrete placing operations and welding of steel columns (including off hours).
3 Questions for Lou Mendes, WTC Memorial
Dec 07, 2009
It occupies the majority of the World Trade Center (WTC) site, and after years of coordination, planning and fundraising, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is finally taking shape. The Memor...
World Trade Center Construction: The December 2009 Photo Tour!
Dec 07, 2009
There’s a narrative that has been playing out over the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site practically since redevelopment was first discussed: delays, infighting; ballooning costs. And whi...
Fiterman Hall, Ruined on 9/11, Gone at Last; Rebuilding Project Set to Begi...
Nov 23, 2009
Eight years after 9/11, there's a bit of good news at Ground Zero: Fiterman Hall has finally been reduced to a hole in the earth.
Three Questions for Rich Dalessio, Fiterman Hall
Nov 20, 2009
From 2002 to mid-2009, Fiterman Hall stood just north of the World Trade Center, wrapped safely in scaffolding and netting. Now the 15-story building has virtually disappeared after just four and a ha...
Cortlandt St Northbound Subway Platform Reopens
Nov 20, 2009
On Wednesday, November 25th -- more than a month ahead of schedule -- the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will reopen the northbound platform of the Cortlandt Street R/W subway station at 3 p.m.
WTC Memorial Plaza on Schedule for 2011 Opening
Nov 17, 2009
Already the north tower’s footprint is clear -- a square concrete hollow that will eventually hold a reflecting pool surrounded by the largest man-made waterfall in the world. Nearby, the south towe...
The 9/11 Museum Has a Place to Go Right Now
Nov 03, 2009
Over the past year, steel and concrete have filled the western half of the World Trade Center site, shaping the memorial pools and forming the underground spaces of the museum. This tremendous constru...
Ship Built with WTC Steel Comes to Namesake City
Nov 02, 2009
The new Navy assault ship USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, arrived in its namesake city Monday with a 21-gun salute near the site of the 2001 terrorist attack.
Three Questions for Catherine McVay Hughes, CB1
Oct 28, 2009
There are many stakeholders who work diligently to ensure Lower Manhattan’s place as one of the most vibrant and viable locales in the country. But among the many elected officials, business owners,...
W.T.C. Talks Focus on Towers & Money, Not Podiums
Oct 09, 2009
In the battle between office towers and retail podiums at the World Trade Center site, office towers appear to be winning.
Demolition of Ex-Deutsche Bank Building to Resume at Ground Zero
Oct 08, 2009
Shrouded in foreboding black safety netting, the former Deutsche Bank building near ground zero has loomed over Lower Manhattan as a jagged reminder of both the 9/11 terrorist attack and the lengthy d...
Architects Take New Crack at Remaking Greenwich St. South
Oct 02, 2009
The Downtown Alliance has taken a new look at the neighborhood now known as Greenwich Street South with a $400,000 study and an outdoor exhibit displaying some of the ideas.
Welcoming Two Great Spaces Downtown
Sep 25, 2009
Lower Manhattan gets two great additions to our cultural landscape this week. One such addition is too rare an occurrence for our tastes, so two is certainly cause to celebrate.
Federal Money will Fund Enhanced Security on PATH Rail System
Sep 25, 2009
The Port Authority today was awarded a $48.3 million federal stimulus grant for projects that will enhance security on its PATH rail system. The money will be used to upgrade PATH infrastructure to en...
Janno Lieber Testimony – NYS Senate Public Hearing
Sep 09, 2009
Good morning Chairman Perkins and Committee Members. Thank you for this opportunity to address some important issues, as well as to dispel some misinformation, relating to the rebuilding of the World...
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Sep 08, 2009
On September 10, 2009, to kick off the first annual 9/11 National Day of Service and, the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, USO and MyGoodDeed.org will host Remembrance an afternoon of volunteering. Volunte...
‘Last Column’ Returns to WTC Site as Museum Artifact
Sep 01, 2009
On Monday, Aug. 24, more than seven years later, the same 60-ton column was returned to the site wrapped in white, a sign, some officials said, of rebirth at the site of the worst terrorist attack on ...
At World Trade Center Site, A Widening Divide
Sep 01, 2009
On this, the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, there is plenty of progress to be seen at the World Trade Center site.
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