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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 2:13 AM
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^It looks like the base for a construction crane to me...
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 7:23 PM
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I thought that at first but:
1. Why would they need a third crane on the site?
2. That think that it's attached to seems like it will pivot up and become part of the overall structure.

I agree it appears to be a base of something that rotates around the center but just cannot make sense of what it is.

Time will tell.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 10:01 PM
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I thought that at first but:
1. Why would they need a third crane on the site?
2. That think that it's attached to seems like it will pivot up and become part of the overall structure.

I agree it appears to be a base of something that rotates around the center but just cannot make sense of what it is.

Time will tell.
It's exactly what you think it is, a movable crane on a track.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2012, 3:51 PM
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Looks like one of the M760D tower cranes is being relocated to the movable base arrangement.
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2012, 2:19 AM
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Yeah, it was said over on WNY that the crane will be mounted on a movable track and will replace both of the tower cranes on site. I wonder why this wasn't implemented on top of the subway box...
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2012, 3:55 PM
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Will the railroad support bridge come down soon?

I know I've asked this before, but I didn't get a reply. Does anyone know when they'll remove the railroad support bridge and allow the full weight of the No. 1 Subway to be supported by the huge arches? It looks like they're still welding because I see lots of tarps over the steel whenever the weather becomes inclement, but I'm wondering how they'll remove the bridge if they box it in completely with the Oculus's lower levels of concrete. Based on the pace of construction, that will probably happen within the next month...
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2012, 3:59 PM
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Is the museum construction still haulted?

I haven't heard any updates regrading the status of the museum. Is construction still on hold due to the monetary dispute between the museum and the PA? I keep wondering if the holes they've left behind the pavilion and the near the future corners of Liberty and Greenwich streets remain unfinished in order to deliver the remaining parts of the museum...
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^ Still on hold.


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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 2:08 PM
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Plaza grass


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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 3:56 PM
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Looks like they are replacing part of the grass.
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It's all being replaced, and they will probably be finished by the end of tomorrow.
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 10:05 PM
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^ I thought they used macrotherm turf rolls, and so the yellowish color in the autumn/winter period. Why on earth are they replacing a year old lawn?
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^When I was there on Tuesday there were signs saying to stay off the grass because of reseeding.
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You people complain way too much. The Memorial should just use fake grass. That way it would be green all year and you can all shut up.
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You people complain way too much. The Memorial should just use fake grass. That way it would be green all year and you can all shut up.
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There has been rapid progress at the Vehicle Security Center site at the south end of the WTC site that has not been discussed here. I trust relevant though, because that is crucial infrastructure for future access to the entire site and obviously interfaces with the transit hub and memorial.

See for example,



and



Both images from IrishinNYC at WNY. According to OP, the circular pad will be the base of a spiral access ramp that will allow vehicles to enter the WTC from street level. Personally this was news to me, I had thought the primary access would be via West Street.
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also whats with all the dead trees in the memorial plaza? (except for the survivor tree) i really wish they could be green and alive for the summer...

the first image is the memorial park in Oct 2011.

the second image is the memorial park in Apr 2012.



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Its a sad sight...

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also whats with all the dead trees in the memorial plaza? (except for the survivor tree) i really wish they could be green and alive for the summer...
The trees are fine! Calorie Pears bloom earlier the Swamp White Oaks.
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Old Posted Apr 6, 2012, 3:21 PM
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The trees are fine! Calorie Pears bloom earlier the Swamp White Oaks.
thank you sir, for putting my mind at ease :-]
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Old Posted Apr 6, 2012, 3:25 PM
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A day after my picture, the grass is all green! Wow.

So had the strips been reseeded and covered w/ brown tarp which was taken off yesterday, or were the strips resodded?
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