Rebuilding Downtown New York City
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
- Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation was created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 by Governor Pataki and then-Mayor Giuliani to help plan and coordinate the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan, defined as everything south of Houston Street. The LMDC is a joint State-City corporation governed by a 16-member Board of Directors, half appointed by the Governor of New York and half by the Mayor of New York. LMDC is charged with ensuring Lower Manhattan recovers from the attacks and emerges even better than it was before. The centerpiece of LMDC’s efforts is the creation of a permanent memorial honoring those lost, while affirming the democratic values that came under attack on September 11.
- Economic Impact of Redeveloping the World Trade Center Site (September 30, 2003)
- Environmental Plan/Review
- Freedom Tower Design Plan
- Funding Initiatives
- Lower Manhattan Development Corporation's HUD-Funded Projects & Programs: Leading Economic Revitalization in Lower Manhattan (the Appleseed Report) (November 2004)
- Planning, Design and Development
- Programs and Resources
- Progress Report, 2001-2004 (Avery AA735 N5 L954)
- Timeline for Lower Manhattan Development
Other Plans and Proposals
Other plans and proposals which helped to shape the work of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation:
- Alliance for Downtown New York
- Major Transportation Projects
- Other Revitalization Initiatives
- American Spirit Tower
The American Spirit Tower site and plan is the brainchild of Lawrence Russo. Mr. Russo, along with his brothers Albert & Clifton retain & manage real estate holdings in lower Manhattan.
- Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York
The Regional Plan Association has convened The Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York to develop strategies for the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. The Civic Alliance is a coalition of more than 75 business,community and environmental groups representing a cross-section of New York and the Region that is providing a broad "umbrella" for civic planning and advocacy efforts in support of the rebuilding of Downtown New York. The Alliance is working closely with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the Empire State Development Corporation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the City of New York to create a bold vision for a revitalized downtown.
- Listening to the City
Reports from the gatherings on July 20 & 22, 2002
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- A Planning Framework to Rebuild Downtown New York (August 2002)
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- A Civic Assessment of the Lower Manhattan Planning Process (October 2004)
"DowntownNYC" is produced and managed by the nonprofit Project for Public Spaces (PPS) in collaboration with the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York , a coalition of more than 75 business, community and environmental groups. Information and ideas put forth on this website will be used by the Civic Alliance to inform its recommendations and reports to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the joint State-City Corporation that is overseeing the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.
- Rebuilding NYC
An ongoing series of articles about the rebuilding process.
- Heritage Preservation
- Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation's Cultural Heritage.
Washington, DC : Heritage Preservation, c2002.
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A report by Heritage Preservation on behalf of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force.
- Historic Buildings In The World Trade Center Vicinity
- Imagine New York
The Municipal Art Society and a network of partners are launching Imagine New York, a series of public "visioning" workshops,culminating during the week of April 11. We are inviting people in neighborhoods and towns throughout the region to come together to voice their opinions, concerns, ideas and visions for the future of the World Trade Center site, the city and our communities
- Imagine New York: The People's Visions: Summary Report, June 10, 2002
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- Lower Manhattan: Looking Back and Moving Forward
A website of the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research, State University of New York at Albany. It examines the history and development of lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center within the perspective or the effort to rebuild.
The Lower Manhattan Public Information Campaign provides people who live in, work in and visit Lower Manhattan with essential news and information about the area and its recovery. It is sponsored by the City of New York in partnership with New York State and the federal government. Includes a well-done Virtual Tour of Lower Manhattan.
- New World Trade Center Designs
from the preliminary designs concepts to the final selected design
New York City, Department of City Planning
New York City, Office of the Mayor
- Vision for 21st Century Lower Manhattan, presented at a meeting of the Association for a Better New York, December 12, 2002
New York City Council, Select Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment
- Building A Better New York: Recommendations for Lower Manhattan Redevelopment (August 2002)
- New York New Visions: a Coalition for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, (January 2002)
New York New Visions is a coalition of 20 architecture, planning, and design organizations that came together immediately following the September11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
- Principles for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan (February 2002)
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- Evaluation of Innovative Designs: World Trade Center Site (January 2003)
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The New York Times Magazine
- The Height of Ambition by James Glanz and Eric Lipton, September 8, 2002
- Don't Rebuild. Reimagine. by Herbert Muschamp, September 8, 2002
Includes a link to an interactive feature, Thinking Big, a Plan for Ground Zero and Beyond, with ideas from several architects.
- Partnership for New York City
The Partnership is the voice of New York City's business community on legislation, regulation and public issues that impact business and the economy. It strives to make New York an attractive place to do business and to keep the city at the cutting edge in the face of rapid technological change and increasing global competition.
- Working Together to Accelerate New York's Recovery: Economic Impact Analysis of the September 11th Attack on New York City (November 2001)
- Vital Signs: Economic Realities and Challenges Facing New York City One Year After 9/11 (September 2002)
- Selected Post-9/11 Economic Indicators (September 2003)
- NYC Economic Update: Three Years After 9/11 (September 2004)
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
- Downtown Restoration Program
Includes information about the four different areas of involvement for the Port Authority: WTC Transportation Hub, WTC Site Redevelopment, PATH Service Restoration, WTC Site Information
- Progress of World Trade Center Site and Lower Manhattan (March 6, 2002)
Video of press conference by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Pataki -- requires Windows Media Player.
- Project Rebirth: Chronicling the Rebirth of Ground Zero in New York City
Using time-lapse photography, Project Rebirth is currently documenting the day-by-day rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in New York City. Six 35mm time-lapse motion picture cameras, situated around the site since the six-month anniversary of 9/11, will continue to shoot one frame of film every five minutes, seven days a week, until this historic reconstruction is completed. This technology will enable the public to view the entire reconstruction within a twenty-minute time span. The final film is intended for a future museum memorial installation.
- Rebuilding New York: Post 9/11 (November 15, 2001)
From the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research -- links to video of a conference and articles published in various media.
- Retain, Rebuild and Revitalize: Planning Strategies for Manhattan and New York (November 29, 2001)
Transcript of a forum presented by the Center for an Urban Future.
- Taub Urban Research Center, NYU
- Next Steps, Hard Choices: a Proposal for Lower Manhattan (July 2002)