Almost five months after a deadly fire halted deconstruction on the former Deutsche Bank building at Ground Zero, the state has picked a new contractor to oversee its demolition, New York-based LVI Services (which also specializes in controlling the “superbug” bacteria … just in case).
Ironically, LVI was originally slated Read More
8 a.m. Gay couples will protest the city’s Marriage Bureau at 1 Centre Street.
8 a.m. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet at 1 Liberty Plaza.
8:30 a.m. Implications of the mayor’s long-term development plan are discussed by the chair of City Planning Commission at a Crain’s New York Business breakfast Read More
Baruch College hosts a panel discussion with David Seifman, Stan Brooks, Dominic Carter and Azi on the media coverage of the New York City elections.
The directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation meet at LMDC headquarters.
The Israel Project hosts a briefing with Silvan Shalom, a Likud Party member and former Israeli Read More
A meeting of the directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will be held at One Liberty Plaza.
A news conference will share findings from the New American Exit Poll – the first to focus on immigrant voters – at the New York Immigration Coalition.
The Brooklyn Center for the Urban Read More
Ground Zero as the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s webcam sees it.
The Onion agrees with New York officials who said this week that it is better to celebrate our accomplishments rather than criticize our failures:
“From the wreckage and ashes of the World Trade Center, we have created a recess in the Read More
The directors of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation meet at 1 Liberty Plaza.
Hillary Clinton’s presidential bust will be unveiled at the Museum of Sex.
Carolyn Maloney and Patrick Lynch demand better health treatment and monitoring for sick and injured 9/11 responders at Ground Zero. Then Maloney will hold a forum to help businesses recover Read More
Buried deep in today’s New York Times’ article on the future, or lack thereof, of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, is the most biting critique of the agency that has been seen fit to print. Robin Pogrebin got her hands on a memo by noted arts consultant Adrian Ellis who wrote:
L.M.D.C. was Read More
Of course, they’ve been saying that for about a year, but today Chairman Kevin Rampe told staff the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation would close “within months,” David Dunlap reports.
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You thought no one could build a memorial in this town for less than half a billion dollars? Oh, yeah? Well, the much-anticipated report by builder Frank Sciame just went up on the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s website. It suggests that embarrassingly simple changes can shave off $285.1 million in construction costs for Read More
In last night’s interview with Dominic Carter, Attorney General and gubernatorial front-runner Eliot Spitzer rips the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and characterizes Friday’s departure of Gretchen Dykstra from the Memorial Foundation as a symptom of the agency’s political inertia.
Speaking from Albany on the NY1 political program Inside City Hall, Mr. Spitzer said:
What we Read More