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Ground Zero Rebuild to Take Years, Linking-Up Transit Lines

ground zero construction nightMAS was one of many civic groups to lead visioning processes on rebuilding Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks reports today’s the Gotham Gazette. Now, on the seventh anniversary, progress at the site is slow and more delays are expected, and Mayor Bloomberg has called for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to dismantle and hand over their responsibilities to the city according to the Wall Street Journal.

Governor Paterson has announced his intentions to move forward with linking up transit lines that may join at Moynihan Station, as does Crain’s New York Business.

In other news, Newsday reports that Mayor Bloomberg feels Coney Island is significant for the public good not just for private land values.

Amid financing concerns and multiple delays, Forest City Ratner announced that they will break ground on the much contested Barclay’s arena this December (New York Times; Atlantic Yards Report).

Preliminary designs for Related’s West Side Yards have been released; they expect construction to be complete in 2018 (New York Observer).

Steel columns that survived the 9/11 attacks will form part of the memorial at Ground Zero; new designs for the memorial were released this week (New York Times; New York Sun)