Category Archives: World Trade Center Rebuilding

In new proposed subway elevators, some see a terrorism risk

The possibility of new glass subway elevators on Broad Street in Lower Manhattan is hailed by the disabled community, but local residents feel that they could be reduced to shrapnel in the event of a terrorist attack, reports Sarah Maslin Nir in the New York Times. Disabled access to NYC’s subway system is among the worst […]

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The ‘mallification’ of Lower Manhattan

A developer’s plans to close Thames Street between Trinity Place and Broadway and turn the street into an outdoor shopping mall were discussed by Community Board 1, reports Matthew Fenton in The Broadsheet. The Board expressed a number of reservations about the project. Capital Properties, which owns 111 Broadway and 115 Broadway, hopes to close […]

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Proposed subway elevators near Stock Exchange raise residents’ fears

Residents of two Broad Street buildings  – 15 and 30 Broad Street – are afraid a proposed bank of subway elevators there could make their homes terrorist targets, while the MTA cites there is great need for elevators for the subway, reports Carl Glassman in the Tribeca Trib. The proposed elevators would stand on diagonal corners of Broad […]

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