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WTC Construction Update, November 2008

WTC Construction Update, November 2008

Nov 08, 2008
By By: LowerManhattan.info |

The following lists the major work taking place currently at the site:

Freedom Tower:

  • Installation of tower-foundation steel columns (two cranes on site)
  • Installation of tower-foundation steel columns (two cranes on site); superstructure reached grade in July 2008
  • Pouring concrete for the foundation and rebar installation for core and sheer wall
  • Utility installation and tie-ins


WTC East Bathtub:

  • Excavation of the Tower Two site through October 2008; crews are working double shifts
  • Concrete pours began at the Tower 4 site in July 2008
  • Major excavation of the south half of the east bathtub (sites of Towers Three and Four) from July 2007 through February 17, 2008; Silverstein Properties’s construction team is mobilized and preliminary construction is underway
  • Structural support and excavation under the 1 train box, which runs through the WTC site along Greenwich Street

National September 11th Memorial and Museum:

  • Slurry wall reinforcement
  • The “Survivors Stairway” will be relocated to its permanent home in the underground Memorial by late 2008
  • Steel installation began September 1, 2008
  • Concrete installation begins in early 2009
  • Memorial crews plan to remove the ramp into the WTC site by December 2008 to continue construction on the south footprint
  • The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation announced on April 9, 2008 that it reached its $350 million private fundraising goal


Tower 4

  • Excavation
  • Foundation work including concrete pours

Tower 3

  • Excavation; rock blasting through fall 2008 
  • Foundation work 

130 Liberty Street/Deutsche Bank Building Deconstruction:

  • Abatement crews are currently working downward
  • Full decontamination is underway as of May 2008

Air-quality testing at the building continues, with 12 sampling sites in the building’s immediate vicinity. Air monitoring reports are available here; more information about air monitoring is available here and on the LMDC’s website.

Source: LowerManhattan.info 


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