Monday, December 22, 2008

Slow going at WTC site

Yes, concrete is being poured and steel beams are going in, but seven years after the Twin Towers were destroyed by terrorists, the rebuilding effort remains a work in progress.

Frustrated by what seems to be unrealistic deadlines, Governor Paterson ordered the Port Authority to come up with a revamped timetable.

When it was released, it confirmed construction in the 16-acre site was both years behind schedule and more than a billion dollars over budget.

Officials promised to have the memorial finished by the 10th anniversary of the attacks but the iconic Freedom Tower's completion date has been pushed back to 2013.

The $3.2 billion dollar scaled down transit hub also isn't expected to open until 2014, five years after its original projected completion date.



2008 In Review: Plans At WTC Site Examined, Scaled Back

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a shame and dishoner of the victims of 9/11 that these construction project could not be finished on schedue - fire all the folks responsible.

What I said...

Nevermind building a new skyscraper, I can't beleive that the Cortland Street station is still closed after all of these years.
China was able to double beijing in no time for the olympics and these guys can't get it together to rebuild a few blocks worth of buildings.

Wade Nichols said...

410 days to complete construction of the Empire State Building, officially opened on May 1, 1931, in the middle of the Great Depression.

Over 7 years at WTC site, and not much done other then a large hole in the ground, some concrete foundations poured, and billions of dollars wasted by politicians and their cronies.

And yet people still want Obama to spend billions and billions (apologies to Carl Sagan) on supposed "public infrastructure projects" in order to stimulate the economy? Why not just give every American a check for $10,000?

Anonymous said...

And yet people still want Obama to spend billions and billions (apologies to Carl Sagan) on supposed "public infrastructure projects" in order to stimulate the economy? Why not just give every American a check for $10,000?

Monday, December 22, 2008
Ask China for a loan Wade like your federal govt for Wall Street.Care about the infrastructure much.Me me mine mine.My tax dollars grrrr.

panzer65 said...

Please honor the folks who lost their lives and their families by accelerating the progress at the sacred ground of the World Trade center.
At least give us an honest time frame.

G said...

Iraq will be rebuilt before the the cement for the new towers is made.

Anonymous said...

The Messiah will arrive before the Freedom Tower is finished.

Anonymous said...

WN: "410 days to complete construction of the Empire State Building, officially opened on May 1, 1931, in the middle of the Great Depression."

So... these days things are too tweeded, or not tweeded enough?

By the way, I'd take the public infrastructure projects. If you actually lived in this country - with your eyes open - you'd know how badly we need it.

Anonymous said...

You forget how many false starts the original had. Nothing changes.

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