Former Deutsche Bank building site to become tourist plaza

April 01, 2011 12:12PM

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will allocate $800,000 to turn the construction site where the Deutsche Bank building once stood into a gathering plaza for tourists visiting the Sept. 11 memorial slated to open this September, DNAinfo reported. The plaza will be in place until construction at the World Trade Center is finished, and the area fully reopens to the public. Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, said the plaza will alleviate traffic at the memorial’s West Street entrance and will ensure surrounding streets and sidewalks are not over-crowded. Citing its own inexperience, the LMDC is leaning on the Sept. 11 memorial foundation or the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to build the plaza. [DNAinfo]

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