Reports warn of problems at ground zero hub in NYC
By AMY WESTFELDT – 9/30/2008
NEW YORK (AP) — The glittering, steel and glass domed rail hub had seemed for years to be the only thing that was going right at ground zero.
Lately, not so much.
The World Trade Center rail station — a planned architectural masterpiece with steel ribs jutting like a bird's wings from the dome, a retractable skylight and a vast, naturally lit concourse — is currently hundreds of millions of dollars over budget and five years behind schedule.
The delays are creating a domino effect, slowing construction of the Sept. 11 memorial and most other projects on the problem-ridden 16-acre site.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the owners of ground zero and the agency building the hub, is expected to announce another re-design of the project this week along with new cost estimates that put the price tag at around $3 billion, more than $500 million over its original budget.
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Associated Press - August 14, 2007 2:45 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) - The September Eleventh memorial is taking survivors' stories and artifacts on a national tour that begins in South Carolina and includes a stop in Cincinnati.
"The 15-city tour kicks off on the eve of the terrorist attacks' sixth anniversary in Columbia, South Carolina."
Tour organizers hope the exhibits will make people far away from New York feel connected to the experience...