Posts Tagged With: construction in Battery Park

Liberty Luxe & Liberty Green Complete Vibrant Neighborhood

Photo Credit: Buck Ennis

Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green are under construction and scheduled to be done next year, but that means more than just being open and finishing construction. We are going to welcome new neighbors to our neighborhood. In this story by Amanda Fung (Crains New York) she agrees that Battery Park City is a place that people want to work and live.

“Early next year, two luxury condominium towers—Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green—will open in Battery Park City. The buildings, which will be 33 and 23 stories, respectively, and will feature similar brick-and-glass facades, are being developed by Milstein Properties.

More important, the two towers will bring to a close one of the largest and most remarkable development projects in New York City’s history: the transformation of 92 acres of landfill across the West Side Highway from the World Trade Center into a vibrant neighborhood…”

You can find out more about Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green and you can read the full story by Amanda Fung here.

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World Trade Center site excavation uncovers 32-foot ship hull from 18th century

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Associated Press — NEW YORK — Workers at the World Trade Center site are excavating a 32-foot-long ship hull that apparently was used in the 18th century as part of the fill that extended lower Manhattan into the Hudson River.

It’s hoped the artifact can be retrieved by the end of today, said archaeologist Molly McDonald. A boat specialist was going to the site to take a look at it.

McDonald said she wanted to at least salvage some timbers; it was unclear if any large portions could be lifted intact.

“We’re mostly clearing it by hand because it’s kind of fragile,” she said, but construction equipment could be used later in the process.

McDonald and archaeologist A. Michael Pappalardo were at the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the discovery was made Tuesday morning.

“We noticed curved timbers that a back hoe brought up,” McDonald said Wednesday. “We quickly found the rib of a vessel and continued to clear it away and expose the hull over the last two days.”

The two archeologists work for AKRF, a firm hired to document artifacts discovered at the site. They called the find significant but said more study was needed to determine the age of the ship.

“We’re going to send timber samples to a laboratory to do dendrochronology that will help us to get a sense of when the boat was constructed,” said McDonald. Dendrochronology is the science that uses tree rings to determine dates and chronological order.

A 100-pound anchor was found a few yards from the ship hull on Wednesday, but they’re not sure if it belongs to the ship. It’s 3 to 4 feet across, McDonald said.

The archaeologists are racing to record and analyze the vessel before the delicate wood, now exposed to air, begins to deteriorate.

“I kept thinking of how closely it came to being destroyed,” Pappalardo said.

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Construction Begins on World Trade Center Tower Three

Photo credit: Curbed staff

Our friends over at Curbed NY found out that construction began July 9th on the third WTC tower. The tower has an estimated completion date of December 2014. Earlier this summer there were reports that the building wouldn’t be finished until 2020 so we are all glad to hear that construction has begun and it is on the rise. Curbed has the full story here.

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