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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: WATERFALLS
From Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:00 am to Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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We currently have 4 waterfalls displays in NYC

1. The Brooklyn Anchorage of the Brooklyn Bridge;
2. Between Piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Heights;
3. Lower Manhattan at Pier 35 (north of Manhattan Bridge);
4. The North Shore of Governors Island.

The falls will be on display from June 26th to October 13th, 2008.

You may ask what this has to do with Ground Zero.

Well as you know there are also waterfalls in the current Memorial planned for the site.

While waterfalls are quite a spectacle one has to ask what they have to do with 9/11 and Ground Zero.

There is a reason for the schedule of the current waterfall displays (June to Oct)

The people running the current displays realized that water tends to freeze in the winter.

Something that should have been considered when selecting the Memorial Design.

They plan to run these waterfalls year round.

The estimate to heat the water so that the mist would not freeze during the winter at the WTC was estimated to be $500,000 a year.

This estimate was based on fuel costs 6 months ago.

Everyone knows what has happened to energy costs over the last 6 months.

While everything we have seen recently has been talking about the construction costs, our question is; is anyone even looking into the life cycle costs once the Memorial is built?

If somebody is this might be a good starting point.

If they build it according to the current plan the last thing we would want is for them to realize that this is too expensive to maintain during the winter and we will wind up with two holes in the ground.

Donít you think we have been looking at a hole in the ground long enough?
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