Category Archives: World Trade Center Rebuilding

9/11 Memorial Plaza Should Be Open 24 Hours a Day, Residents Say

Sign with Memorial Plaza hours courtesy of DNA Info

By Irene Plagianos DNA Info The 9/11 Memorial Plaza should be open around the clock, residents say, so that both locals and visitors can quietly reflect in the space. The 8-acre tree-filled plaza, with two massive pools where the Twin Towers once stood, first allowed the public to enter without tickets or security checks in […]

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Calls Mount To Return Sphere Sculpture to World Trade Center Site

The sphere from the original World Trade Center (Credit: Getty Images)

CBS New York After years of controversy, there still has been no decision made on what to do with a popular sculpture that stood on the plaza at the old World Trade Center. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the Koenig Sphere was dented, battered and pierced, but remained intact after the attacks of September […]

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New Pedestrian Plaza Eyed for Site Near World Trade Center

The vacant 7,000-square-foot lot at Green­wich and Albany Streets. Photo: Carl Glassman,Tribeca Trib

By Amanda Woods Tribeca Trib A newly vacant, 7,000-square-foot lot near the World Trade Center site may be on its way to becoming a pedestrian plaza with seating and tables, greenery, film screenings and, eventually, the long-awaited return of a neighborhood Greenmarket. The block-long space at Albany Street between Washington and Greenwich—part of a larger, […]

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