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|Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:34 pm Post subject: Nadler Welcomes Completion of Deutsche Bank Demolition
From Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:00 am to Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:59 am (included)
8th Congressional District of New York
Nadler Welcomes Completion of Deutsche Bank Demolition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 14, 2011
CONTACT: Ilan Kayatsky, 212-367-7350
NEW YORK, NY Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), representative of Ground Zero, welcomed news that the long-delayed demolition of 130 Liberty Street in Manhattan the Deutsche Bank building is finally complete. Nadler, who, since 9/11, championed the comprehensive and safe environmental cleanup of Lower Manhattan and the protection of responders, workers, residents and community members, for years led the charge for a safe and thorough demolition of the Deutsche Bank. He issued the following statement:
As the demolition of the Deutsche Bank comes to its long-awaited conclusion, I am pleased to mark the end of that prolonged and fraught project which tragically and needlessly claimed the lives of two firefighters. Shortly after 9/11, I began to warn authorities about the probable risks of contamination on the site, and, in 2004, we confirmed those fears with a detailed report documenting alarming and dangerous levels of toxicity. With the community beside me, I called for the immediate implementation of safety and environmental guidelines and oversight. Over time, we were successful in pushing LMDC to enact critical measures for both environmental and worker safety.
Nine years later, that nightmare demolition is behind us and we have taken another meaningful step forward in the renewal of Ground Zero. I commend LMDC for finally bringing the Deutsche Banks demolition back on track during this often-difficult episode. And I join the community of Lower Manhattan in welcoming, with great anticipation, the resurgence of this long-suffering neighborhood.
Jerrold Nadler has served in Congress since 1992. He represents New Yorks 8th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.