News Clips: April 9, 2010

$2.29 Million for Ground Zero Memorial and Museum
The New York Times
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is receiving $2.29 million from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the museum and the corporation announced on Thursday.

Iron-willed ‘hero’ images
The New York Post
An enormous piece of damaged steel from the Twin Towers will be put back to work at the World Trade Center’s museum, where it will be used as a screen to display moving images of the attack’s aftermath, museum officials said yesterday.

Kent Swig scores big lease
Crain’s New York Business
The New York Liquidation Bureau inked a lease for 115,000 square feet at one of Kent Swig’s buildings: 110 William St., market sources say.

With St. Vincent’s closing, Downtown Hospital prepared to help
Downtown Express
New York Downtown Hospital is opening its doors to those who will have nowhere to go when St. Vincent’s Hospital closes.

West Thames Park swinging into shape
Downtown Express
The tire swing has arrived, the bikeway is paved and the benches are waiting to be unwrapped — the new West Thames Park is finally coming together.

Emerging from bankruptcy, firm revives Seaport tower talk
Downtown Express
General Growth Properties is emerging from bankruptcy and is looking to resurrect its plans to redevelop the South Street Seaport.

High-Tech Data Collection To Aid Lower Manhattan’s Traffic Jams
NY1
The Department of Transportation is using monitoring technology to deal with traffic problems that have affected Lower Manhattan since 9/11.

Pier A to get new plaza
Battery Park Broadsheet
Pier A, the last of the 19th-century piers that once lined the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, will be getting a newly designed plaza in front built with money saved during recent structural work to stabilize the pier.