Vehicular Security Center

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Vehicular Security Center
Liberty Park Sep 2018 33.jpg
Entrance, seen in September 2018
Vehicular Security Center is located in Lower Manhattan
Vehicular Security Center
Location in Manhattan
Vehicular Security Center is located in New York City
Vehicular Security Center
Location in New York City
Vehicular Security Center is located in New York
Vehicular Security Center
Location in New York State
General information
Location150 Liberty Street
Manhattan, New York City
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°42′37″N 74°0′49″W / 40.71028°N 74.01361°W / 40.71028; -74.01361
Construction started2011; 8 years ago (2011)
Completed2013; 6 years ago (2013)
Opened2017; 2 years ago (2017) (Liberty Park completed)
Cost$667 million
($743 million in 2018 dollars[1])
OwnerPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Height25 ft (7.6 m) (above street-level)

The World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center and Tour Bus Parking Facility, or simply the Vehicular Security Center (VSC), is a secure complex for truck delivery and underground parking at the World Trade Center.[2][3] The entrance to the VSC is located at street-level along the southern edge of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Liberty Street. The VSC is connected via tunnels that feed the entire 16-acre (65,000 m2) WTC complex, linking the security checkpoint at its entrance with the buildings and services at the complex requiring vehicular services. Underground garages provide parking for tenants, visitors, and tour buses.[4]

Liberty Park, an elevated 1-acre (4,000 m2) park, is on the roof of the VSC.[5] St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed during the September 11 attacks, will also be rebuilt in Liberty Park above the VSC.[6][7]

Five World Trade Center was planned to be built adjacent to the southern edge of the VSC and Liberty Park, on the site of the former Deutsche Bank Building.[8] As of 2014, the Port Authority does not plan to proceed with construction of the building until tenants are found.[9]

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  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Port Authority Board Awards Major Contract to Bring WTC Vehicle Security Center to Street Level". Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  3. ^ "How to Terror-Proof the New World Trade Center". Gizmodo. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  4. ^ "World Trade Center Construction Fact Sheets - August 2011" (PDF). Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  5. ^ "Elevated Park at Trade Center Site Comes Into View". New York Times. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  6. ^ Rosenfield, Karissa (2013-11-26). "Elevated Park Planned for World Trade Center". ArchDaily. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  7. ^ "Liberty Park Funding Approved by Port Authority". Curbed NY. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  8. ^ "10 Years After 9/11, Deutsche Bank Tower Vanishes". New York Times. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  9. ^ "World Trade Center museum deal may lead to land sale: sources". Reuters. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-12.