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10 Years after 9/11 2001….New York City and the World will remember…..

 

It is with a heavy heart that I will get thru September 11, 2011…

For I knew personally some of the people who did not come home from that days events…

For that day 10 years ago my job was to comfort the children on the people who worked in New York City…

On that day my contribution was to assure those worried that their children were in a safe place….

I am happy to One World Trade Center rebuilt….

I spent passing time in the old one….

I pass on my prays to people who lost loved ones on that day in threelocations in America…

I pray for strength for the people who have to live with their loses…

And I hope that while some of us may complain about the coasts…

I can only hope that our Government and it’s actor will spare nothing to do what ever they can to make sure that 

NOTHING 

like this will EVER happen again….

Amen…..

The Dog…..

From the New York Times…..

By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL

New York City will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony at the World Trade Center site on Sunday, when the nation pauses to grieve for the dead and reflect on the decade since terrorists toppled the Twin Towers, damaged the Pentagon and crashed a jetliner in rural Pennsylvania.

President Barack Obama and his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, will be among the eight current or former elected officials to deliver readings at the ceremony, which is set to begin at 8:35 a.m. with the sound of bagpipes and drummers. Mr. Obama, the first sitting president to attend the annual ceremony, gave the green light earlier this year for the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the deadliest foreign attack on American soil.

While most of the attention will focus on New York’s ceremony, there will also be events at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, plus many smaller observances in communities across the country, from a stair climb in Seattle to a 9/11 memorial dedication in Sarasota, Fla.

On Saturday in Shanksville, Pa., the 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 before it crashed on Sept. 11 were honored for their heroism in a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the nation’s newest national park, the Associated Press reported.

The hijackers intended to crash the plane in Washington but “never made it because of the determination and valor of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, that plane crashed in this field, less than 20 minutes by air” from the target, said Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service, according to the AP.

Vice President Joe Biden and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those attending the Shanksville event, the AP said.

The 10th anniversary also marks the official opening of the National September 11 Memorial—twin reflecting pools that sit within the footprints of the Twin Towers and feature bronze panels on which the names of the dead are inscribed. A 9/11 museum is scheduled to open at the World Trade Center site next September.

“As we reflect back on the past, let us remember not only the agony and anguish of the attacks but how we channeled our pain into something positive and powerful,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday in a speech about the rebirth of Lower Manhattan. “Let us remember not only how the towers fell, but how we rose up—determined to defend our freedoms.”

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September 11, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Editorial, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Build…and they will come…..One World Trade Center is fine……Thank You……

After a horrible tragedy……

Years of planning and arguing…

After all the political mud-slinging…….

And back forth between the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein…

After the Port Authority took back the responsibility to build it…

One World Trade Center is rising into the New York skyline….

And is getting good attention from commercial real estate companies in New York City…..

More than 1,400 workers are pouring concrete and installing girder upon girder. And with the red steel latticework for the obelisk-shape building now rising more than 240 feet at ground zero, it has turned into an object of desire.

Four major real estate developers are vying to buy a minority stake in the $3.1 billion project and to take over the leasing and operating of the skyscraper. This week, the developers submitted their final offers to the owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which plans to pick a winner by June.

“The building has real international significance, and it’s important for New York,” said Stephen M. Ross, chief executive of Related Companies, one of the four companies competing for the $100 million deal.

Despite the recent Cinderella-like transformation of Freedom Tower, now known as 1 World Trade Center, it still faces a daunting challenge: whether it can attract private companies or will remain a heavily subsidized “government” building.

A 2006 rendering of the Freedom Tower. It is now known as 1 World Trade Center.

The Port Authority and its advisers at Cushman & Wakefield are pitching it as the most modern addition to the city’s skyline, with first-class restaurants and an observatory at the top that will attract business leaders and tourists alike.

The developers seem to agree. Even Douglas Durst, the chairman of the Durst Organization, whose family opposed both the original World Trade Center and the version being built, has jumped into the competition for the tower, along with Hines, an international real estate developer, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the chairman of Boston Properties and the owner of The Daily News.

Vornado Realty Trust, a publicly traded company, and Brookfield Properties, the largest downtown landlord, have already been eliminated from the competition.

The competing developers acknowledge the immediate challenge of finding enough tenants for the building. But they say that a stake in 1 World Trade Center is a long-term investment in the future of the building and of Lower Manhattan. They said they were confident the area would rebound as both a residential and a commercial community, and some said they were also seeking the cachet of being associated with an internationally known skyscraper.

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April 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, September 11, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

Progress at World Trade Center site…..Deal in the offering?

[ The first floors of 1 World Trade Center are rising into the Manhattan Skyline ]

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey  have been going back and forth about financing the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in downtown New York City since the place was razed to start rebuilding……

The region has fallen on hard economic times and the Port Authority is reluctant to foot the bill for building the original number of buildings…..Their partner in the sikte…Mega Developed Larry Silverstein got leases with the agency on the first go round without spending much of his own money……

Not so this time….

The Port Authority Board has signalled that they will not go beyond building 1 World Trade Center and one more building with their money…..and are holding out for Silverstein to raise funding for the building of two more building that the Authority will help with..but not be the sole funding source…..

The parties have been court…but agree that a deal should be done to speed up the rebuilding on the site to have some progress by the ten-year anniversity of the attack in 2011…….

Port Authority and other government officials and the developer Larry A. Silverstein have reached a tentative agreement that could resolve a 16-month impasse at ground zero and allow two new skyscrapers to be built on the site.

The Port Authority is already building 1 World Trade Center, a1,776-foot tall skyscraper; a $3.2 billion transit center; the national memorial, and new streets and utilities that serve the site. Mr. Silverstein, who held a lease on the twin towers when they were destroyed and has continued to pay rent to the Port Authority, has the right to build three other towers at ground zero.

Unable to secure financing in the current real estate market or corporate tenants for the three towers, Mr. Silverstein asked the Port Authority to finance them. Under the tentative deal, the Port Authority would finance one of them, a 64-story building on Church Street. The city and Port Authority have already agreed to rent space in the building.

The authority, Gov. David A. Paterson and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg would agree to secure contributions of equal amounts of money to serve as backup financing for the second, 71-story tower, providing that Mr. Silverstein raises $300 million in cash and signs leases with corporate tenants for a portion of the space, about 400,000 square feet.

All sides have agreed to pool the remaining insurance money from the 9/11 attacks, about $1 billion, and tax-free Liberty Bonds for the two buildings. Mr. Silverstein’s third tower would be delayed until some future date.

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March 25, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, The Economy, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

Ground Zero……New York City…..

2/3/10 by WTCProgress.

[ The New One World Trade Center rising into the New York City skyline……. ]

The World Trade Center site (ZIP code10048), also known as “Ground Zero“, sits on 16 acres (65,000 m2) in Lower Manhattanin New York City.The World Trade Center complex stood on the site until the September 11 attacksStudio Daniel Libeskind, the Port Authority of New York and New JerseySilverstein Properties, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporationoversee the reconstruction of the site. The site is bounded by Vesey Street to the north, the West Side Highway to the west, Liberty Street to the south, and Church Street to the east. The Port Authority owns the site’s land (except for 7 World Trade Center). Developer Larry Silverstein holds the lease to retail and office space in four of the site’s buildings.

The Port Authority website link……..

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, September 11, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment