WTC Updates

5/13/2009:

WTC site “shrinking?”

wtc-renderingThe Port Authority released a plan this week that will effectively cut the size of the WTC site 50% from it’s original master plan.

The PA wants to scale back the plan for the new World Trade Center to include just two signature skyscrapers, according to the NY Daily News. The current plan calls for five towers. Port Authority officials are at odds with developer Larry Silverstein, who wants to move ahead with the five towers. The revised proposal calls for eliminating one tower and reducing the height of two towers to five-story “stumps,” leaving two of the original towers.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called a summit later this week so the parties can discuss the dispute.

What do you think the problem is here? Plan too ambitious? Bit off more than they could chew? Bad timing? Greed? Deflecting responsibility?

Sunday PATH Closure

path-wtc-closed-may-17-2009In case you were planning on using the PATH Sunday morning…

“On Sunday, May 17th, from 6AM to 11:30AM, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York City Office of Emergency Management are coordinating a simulated emergency response drill at the World Trade Center PATH Station in Lower Manhattan. During the drill, emergency vehicles will be in operation and streets will be closed to traffic from Broadway to West St. and Vesey to Warren Sts.

Additionally, the PATH World Trade Center Station will be closed for the duration of the drill.”

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21 Comments on "WTC Updates"

NickAdams
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NickAdams

Oh, and as I type this, I have to listen to a radio commercial spouting how great the Port Authority is! How much do those commercials on 1010 wins cost?

NickAdams
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NickAdams

And notice how they make no announcements about things like reducing service. Their announcement merely states all WTC trains will now go from track 3 only in Hoboken…nothing about reduced trains and only 3 tracks total at the WTC.

NickAdams
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NickAdams

First, a big THANK YOU to the very nice young (and pretty) woman who offered me her PATH card this morning when mine didn’t work and I was muttering “c’mon dammit” as I tried to get it to work. Of course I wouldn’t use hers, but that was damn nice of her….mine just had to be refilled, which took me a minute (OK I did miss a train but you can’t get everything).

As for the WTC, they are shrinking the PATH station there, as it looks like they are demolishing two tracks…so there will only be 3 instead of 5. Only ONE track for Hoboken and 2 tracks for the other line. The people who use the PATH sure don’t count for anything as far as the Port Authority is concerned.

Stpaddygirl
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In response to Stpaddygirl who said:
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