Monday, January 27, 2014

Fence to Come Down Around World Trade Center

At the Wall Street Journal, "In WTC Milestone, Fence to Come Down: After 13 Years, Fencing Around 16-Acre Site to Be Removed":
The redevelopment of the World Trade Center is expected to pass a major milestone in 2014, but one that will be more low-key than others ticked off in recent years such as the opening of the 9/11 Memorial or completing the spire atop One World Trade Center.

One of the big events of this year: dismantling a blue fence.

For 13 years, the 16-acre site has been fenced off from the rest of Downtown as the rebuilding process has continued. The memorial opened two years ago, but access has been limited to ticketed visitors who pass through the fence on a narrow walkway.

In 2014, portions of the fence will be dismantled, enabling people to go back and forth freely between the memorial and parts of downtown, according to Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He said he is "100%" sure it will happen this year, perhaps as early as May when the 9/11 Memorial Museum on the site is scheduled to open...
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FLASHBACK: "Faith, Freedom, and Memory: Report From Ground Zero, September 11, 2010."

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