Friday, August 05, 2011

The Rebuilding of Ground Zero, Part 144

Curbed New York was able to get a sneak peak at the WTC Memorial and construction at the September 11th Museum that is being built adjacent and underneath the memorial. Many of the images mirror those mockups presented by the designers.

There are also photos showing the Calatrava-designed PATH hub coming together, with steel ribs being assembled next to the museum/memorial site.

Work is once again progressing throughout the entire Ground Zero site now that the labor disputes have been resolved for now (the concrete union is back at work and negotiating with developers to agree on a new deal to replace one that expired at the beginning of July). That includes the construction of a creeper crane that will work up the side of 4WTC similar to the way that the third tower crane operates at 1WTC (Freedom Tower).

Until this week, the third tower crane at 4WTC was attached to the building from the base. In the past 24 hours, the crane was attached and is now cantilevered from the side of the building by massive beams that hold it to the tower. I figure that it will move materials around the site in the same fashion as the third tower crane on the Freedom Tower as well (moving concrete to floors as necessary).

I'll have photos of the crane later today.

More photos from inside Ground Zero, including near the top of the Freedom Tower.

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