As many victims and family members of victims from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center look to the Zadroga Act for compensation, New York City visitors look forward to the opening of the memorial and welcome plaza. On the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center’s falling, a welcome plaza will open for visitors to the September 11th memorial site. It’s being built where Deutsch Bank used to stand before debris from the World Trade Center damaged it. The plaza is meant to prevent long lines and too many people waiting on the sidewalks and streets surrounding the entrance to the memorial.
The dismantling and removal of the damaged former bank building was finally finished in February of 2010, having been delayed due to the need to recover body fragments of hundreds of victims from September 11th.
The new welcome plaza will offer benches for visitors to sit while they’re waiting, and some light landscaping. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation provided $800,000 for the creation of the welcome plaza. The rest of the land at the former Deutsch Bank site will be used by the Port Authority for it’s high-tech vehicular security center staging area.
The September 11th memorial and museum opens on the same day, although one corner will still be under construction. The waterfall-filled pools will be ready for viewing in the fall. Tickets to the memorial will be free, and can be printed online.
We are focused on helping first responders and workers who were involved in 9/11. Our Zadroga lawyers have extensive knowledge of these claims and can help you. For more information, call the Law Office of Markhoff & Mittman today at 866-205-2415.