Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Rebuilding of Ground Zero, Part 129

The following video shows the installation of the first glass panels on the Freedom Tower. Since that video was shot, about a dozen floors have been glassed in, and work continues following the erection of the steel, concreting the core and floors, and fireproofing:

Meanwhile, the St. Nicholas church saga continues. The New York Observer reports that the Church has been approached on more than a few occasions to sell the property adjacent to the World Trade Center complex for multiple millions but refused to do so on the general principle.

For the church, it's not about the money. They want to rebuild on that parcel of land. It's up to the church and Port Authority to make that happen.

Plans for a Windows on the World restaurant at 1WTC have been nixed over cost concerns and the ability to find a vendor willing to take on a money loser.

Here's an overview photo showing the 9/11 memorial site. If you look closely around the memorial pools, you can see the installation of the bronze name plaques listing those who were murdered on 9/11, and which include the names of those killed in the 1993 WTC bombing. The plaques are currently being installed around the North pool (the one on the right in the photo) and are covered in fabric to protect them during the ongoing construction:

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