Plan Unveiled To Demolish Deutsche Bank Building
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The Deutsche Bank building adjacent to the World Trade Center site is still set to come down, but residents got another chance Monday to learn about the demolition and voice their concerns.
The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation presented its draft plan at St. Johns University.
The first phase will include cleaning and removing material from the inside the building, which was contaminated by the September 11 attacks. Some people are concerned about air quality when the building comes down and about who is accountable if something goes wrong.
“There’s nowhere in the entire emergency action plan or in the documentation that says we are the agency accountable to the community to make sure nothing happens, and if it does we will notify them, protect them and clean things up,” said Lower Manhattan resident Kelly Colangelo.
Officials are awaiting review from regulatory agencies, including the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Deconstruction was originally set to start this month.
For more information, or to make a comment on the plan, go to the LMDC's website at www.renewnyc.com