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Old Posted Sep 8, 2006, 7:35 PM
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NEW YORK | 130 Liberty Street Deconstruction

So I thought that it would be nice to see how this thing is going. Post updates here about deconstruction and possible WTC 5?

Some pics from lowermanhattan.info








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That there will be SOME new tower on the 5 WTC site is as certain as anything in this life; the only question is: will it be counted as a WTC tower, and will it conform with the Libeskind site plan (which, I guess, would imply a height of 750 or so feet)

When should deconstruction finish, anyway?
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all i can say is the sooner they get rid of that building the better. they need to get fiterman hall also...
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2006, 5:00 AM
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Well, there are many buildings in this world that you certainly won't miss them after they're gone. This one is on the top of the list.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2006, 5:03 AM
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It doesn't look bad from he street level, looks like a well-done plain black box, but on the skyline it's a pathetic short stub. I remember looking at it back in 2000 and thinking how sad it is that I probably won't live to see this thing come down.
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I read that they're still finding human remains in the building.

*shudders*
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Just found this picture of how it looked like after the towers had fallen:


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I didn´t know it was so damaged
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same why did they patch it up and not just tear it down?
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The whole building became so infested with dangerous molds and spores that it is cheaper to tear down the building & build a new one than to try to salvage it. Due to asbestos concerns, etc., they can't just implode it (I don't quite get that: projects built in the 60's get blown up all the time - didn't they use asbestos in them, too?).

So does anyone know when the "deconstruction" should finish up?
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So does anyone know when the "deconstruction" should finish up?
It was mentioned that the deconstruction will be complete in 2007 (no month was provided).
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The whole building became so infested with dangerous molds and spores that it is cheaper to tear down the building & build a new one than to try to salvage it. Due to asbestos concerns, etc., they can't just implode it (I don't quite get that: projects built in the 60's get blown up all the time - didn't they use asbestos in them, too?).

So does anyone know when the "deconstruction" should finish up?
actually, i think there would be some heightened sensativity to imploding a building right on top of ground zero. plus, i think insurance costs srrounding the implosion would have been prohihibitve

http://www.renewnyc.com/video/05148_...on_320x240.mov
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Were any people inside the building killed or injured when the Twins collapsed? That gash down the facade sure looks like it could have taken a few people along with it...
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^Although I worked in the WTC on 9/11, I worked for DB which was the sole occupant of 130 Liberty. No one in 130 Liberty was killed.
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actually, i think there would be some heightened sensativity to imploding a building right on top of ground zero. plus, i think insurance costs srrounding the implosion would have been prohihibitve

http://www.renewnyc.com/video/05148_...on_320x240.mov
that's what i said when a friend asked about imploding it. imagine what would go through people's minds as the thing collapses, feet away from the WTC site? (or i guess ON the WTC site, considering that's the future tower 5)
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Still doesn't look like the buillding is being removed much at all.

Or is it just me?
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Still doesn't look like the buillding is being removed much at all.

Or is it just me?
I agree, it appears nothing is going on there
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I imagine that this is the way of life for things at Ground Zero

Painfully friggen slow!!

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^Although I worked in the WTC on 9/11, I worked for DB which was the sole occupant of 130 Liberty. No one in 130 Liberty was killed.
Really?

http://www.renewnyc.com/plan_des_dev...y_findings.asp
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