Friday, February 5, 2010

The World Trade Center Site, After 9/11/01

From: The Port Authority's World Trade Center Pages
(I've edited this slightly)

September 12, 2001 Last survivor is rescued from the WTC site at approximately 12:30 p.m.

September 14, 2001

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance; President Bush visits Ground Zero.

September 17, 2001

New York Stock Exchange reopens.

September 23, 2001

Prayer for America service takes place at Yankee Stadium.

October 28,
2001

An interfaith ceremony is held at the WTC site.

March 11,
2002

Six-month anniversary of the September 11 attacks is marked with beams of light.

May 30,
2002

The WTC recovery ends with a public Last Column Ceremony.

2002

The 9-11 Commission is created to study the events leading up to the September 11 attacks and to provide recommendations on emergency preparedness and response. The 9-11 Commission issues its report on July 22, 2004. 

November 2002

A groundbreaking ceremony is held for 7 WTC and the Con Ed substation.

February
2003

The Port Authority and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announce the selection of Memory Foundations by Studio Daniel Libeskind as the design concept for The World Trade Center site.

September 2003

A refined WTC Site Master Plan is presented.

November 2003

The temporary WTC PATH Station opens on November 23, ahead of schedule, reconnecting lower Manhattan and New Jersey.

December 2003

Design concept for The World Trade Center site’s 1,776-foot One World Trade Center is unveiled on December 19.

January
2004

Architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker present the winning design concept for The World Trade Center Memorial. Santiago Calatrava presents design concepts for The World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

July
2004

Ground breaking for the One World Trade Center takes place.

December 2004

Final design of the WTC Memorial and museum is unveiled.

May
2005

Design is unveiled for The World Trade Center Cultural Center by Snøhetta.

June
2005

A revised design for the One World Trade Center is released with unprecedented life safety and security features.

July
2005

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorizes the $2.221 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub project. Architect Santiago Calatrava presents his refined design.

July
2005

The Federal Transit Administration and The Port Authority announce $699 million of additional federal funding for WTC infrastructure work, and $478 million for a new World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center project.

September 2005

Construction begins on the World Trade Center Transportation Hub on September 6.

March
2006

Preliminary construction work begins on The World Trade Center Memorial on March 13.

April
2006

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approves the framework proposal for a new lease agreement with World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein on April 27. Under the framework proposal, Silverstein Properties continues to build Towers 2, 3 and 4. Silverstein Properties surrenders its lease rights for the One World Trade Center and Tower 5 to The Port Authority.

April
2006

Construction officially begins on the One World Trade Center on April 28.

May
2006

Seven World Trade Center opens on May 23, the first building to be rebuilt in Lower Manhattan after the September 11 attacks.

July
2006

The Port Authority assumes responsibility for construction of the World Trade Center Memorial.

August
2006

Preliminary work begins on east/west concourse for World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Construction of The World Trade Center Memorial resumes.

September 2006

The Port Authority finalizes agreements on September 21, giving The Port Authority control of construction of the One World Trade Center and Tower 5. Architectural designs for Towers 2, 3, and 4 are unveiled.

June 2007
 
On June 21, the Board of Commissioners authorizes The Port Authority to enter into a long-term sub-net lease with JPMorgan Chase & Co. to develop Tower 5 as a 1.3 million-square-foot skyscraper at The World Trade Center site.

February
2008

Tower 3 and 4 site turned over to Silverstein Properties.

March
2008

PATH Temporary North Access Station opens.

September 2008

First Installation of Memorial Steel.

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