January 9th - January 15th, 2004
Reflecting Absences Model on Display at Winter Garden
Thursday, Jan. 15: The model and renderings of the refined memorial design were placed on public display today in the World Financial Center's Winter Garden. The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Stuyvesant Students Lead Again in Science Contest
Thursday, Jan. 15: For the second year in a row, Lower Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School was top in the nation in the number of its students named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, the New York Times reported.
Stuyvesant had 19 semifinalists, the same number as last year, and outranked the 526 other high schools that entered this year's competition. Stuyvesant has ranked first in the nation seven out of the past 11 years.
"We've won before, but this is our centennial year so it couldn't be better," Principal Stanley Teitel told the Times.
Each of the 300 semifinalists nationwide will receive $1,000. Schools will receive $1,000 per semifinalist.
Refined Design for Memorial Unveiled
Wednesday, Jan. 14: Officials unveiled a refined version of "Reflecting Absence," the design selected for the memorial at the World Trade Center site. For complete coverage, click here.
Lease Deals Announced for World Financial Center
Monday, Jan. 12: Dow Jones & Co. signed a 15-year lease renewal with Brookfield Properties for a 151,000-square-foot space at One World Financial Center, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Dow Jones lease deal came on the heels on an announcement last week by law firm Morgan & Finnegan that it plans to trade its midtown location for one in Lower Manhattan. According to the Journal, the law firm has signed a 20-year lease agreement with Brookfield for office space at Three World Financial Center.
Two Memorial Fundraising Campaigns Announced
Monday, Jan. 12: Rebuilding officials announced the creation of two campaigns to raise funds for the memorial to be built at the World Trade Center site, New York Newsday reported.
At a press conference at Pace University, the victims' family group September's Mission announced the launch of the "9/11 Campaign," which will raise funds to develop and sustain the memorial's cultural and educational programming.
Speaking at the same conference, LMDC President Kevin Rampe announced the planned launch of the "World Trade Center Memorial Site Foundation" later this month, reported Newsday. It will fund construction and maintenance of the memorial.
September's Mission, in a release, pledged to work cooperatively with the LMDC foundation to direct contributions made to the 9/11 Campaign toward official program initiatives.