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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:05 AM

 

Pics of the World Trade Center under construction

I had the time to take pictures with my phone and thought someone might be interested. (Let me know if these images are too large.)





















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Reply Pics of the World Trade Center under construction (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 OP
onehandle Feb 2013 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #2
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
gateley Feb 2013 #4
NV Whino Feb 2013 #5
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #6
spartan61 Feb 2013 #7
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #8
RevStPatrick Feb 2013 #9
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #10
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #11
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #12
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #13
UnrepentantLiberal Feb 2013 #14

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:11 AM

1. We were there Christmas week.

Big sucker.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:14 AM

2. The site is huge.

 

I'm looking forward to it being completed.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:17 AM

3. Big open area, with a giant monument (target) in the middle.

I wouldn't work there.

But, yeah. I'm looking forward to visiting the area once it is done.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:26 AM

4. How interesting -- thank you!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:30 AM

5. Nice shots

Thanks for posting.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:36 AM

6. I can see it from my window every day.

Beautiful building but I miss the towers.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:39 AM

7. This is like watching the phoenix rising from the ashes.

It's thrilling to see this beautiful complex being rebuilt. My daughter worked on the 102nd floor of the north tower. Fortunately she transferred to the Atlanta office after the first bombing in '93. Cantor-Fitzgerald took over that office space. That was the company that lost everyone of their employees on 9/11. My other daughter was a flight attendant with AA, based in BOS on 9/11. She knew the crew on that horrible day in 9/11 and really took it hard. She could have been working that flight. Because she has a degree in education, we told her to think about returning to the classroom instead of flying. Her answer to us was, " And get shot by some kid? I don't think so." I guess a great power was watching over my girls that day.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

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Response to spartan61 (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:20 PM

8. Wow.

 

That must have blown your daughter's mind when she saw that tower on fire.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:45 PM

9. I hate that fucking thing.

 

They've painted a giant target on lower Manhattan.
I watched the World Trade Center collapse with my own two eyes, and I expect to watch this one get blown up as well.

They should have made the site a park.
Hubris in action...

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:48 PM

10. Union labor!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:17 PM

11. It's so much better than the old one, I can say that!

Wait until they ruin the skyline with the Hudson Yards monstrosities, though. Yuck!



Luckily 15 Penn isn't happening.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:25 PM

12. I hadn't heard about that

 



http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Yards_Redevelopment_Project

The Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project is a New York City Department of City Planning and Metropolitan Transportation Authority proposal to encourage business development on Manhattan's far West Side along the Hudson River. The project initially included a rezoning of the Far West Side of Manhattan, an extension of the No. 7 subway train to 11th Avenue and 34th Street, an expansion of the Javits Center, and a stadium for the New York Jets over the MTA's West Side Yard. The stadium would have also been used for the 2012 Summer Olympics, had New York been selected to host, although the stadium project failed to receive state approval.

The rezoning action, comprising approximately 60 blocks from 28th to 43rd Streets, was adopted by the New York City Council in January 2005 and, after the failure of the stadium project, the Western Rail Yard was similarly rezoned in 2009. As rezoned, the Hudson Yards area will have 25,800,000 square feet (2,400,000 m 2 ) of Class A office space, 20,000 housing units, two million square feet of hotel space, 750-seat public school, one million square feet of retail and more than 20 acres of public open space.

In May 2010, the MTA announced it had signed a contract with a joint venture of Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. The MTA will lease the air rights over the railyard for 99 years to the joint venture, which will then build a platform over the rail yard on which it will construct the buildings. Hudson Yards officially broke ground on December 4, 2012 and the first tower, anchored by Coach Inc., is expected to be complete in 2015.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 01:31 PM

13. Yeah and there's also 15 Penn, which has been suspended indefinitely



I'm fine with new skyscrapers -- even ones that look different. I think the city needs to continue to grow and change for sure. But the ones they've been proposing are just eyesores (imo).

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 02:56 PM

14. Now that's a monstrosity.

 

It sacrilege putting that Empire State Building.

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