Environmental Resources for Residents of Lower Manhattan
Some residents of lower Manhattan are concerned about the construction and air quality in their neighborhoods since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The following agencies provide information that may help address these concerns:
Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (LMCCC)
LMCCC has implemented an air quality monitoring program to monitor the cumulative impact of all Lower Manhattan construction projects and is conducting daily air monitoring at the following sites throughout Lower Manhattan: 292 Greenwich Street, 80 Catherine Street, 1 World Financial Center and 154 Nassau Street. Data collected from all four sites are available online.
LMCCC also provides updated construction information, including project updates, maps and advisories.
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC)
LMDC took ownership of the Deutsche Bank at 130 Liberty Street on August 31, 2004. LMDC hired an independent licensed air testing company to conduct air monitoring prior to and during the decontamination and deconstruction of the building.
Lower Manhattan Test and Clean Program Sampling Results (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Lower Manhattan Test and Clean Program Final Report (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
From September 2001 to August 2002, DEP monitored the ambient outdoor air for asbestos in lower Manhattan in response to the WTC disaster, augmenting asbestos sampling performed by the EPA and other federal, state and city agencies. Air Monitoring in Lower Manhattan provides test results for 39 different locations during that period.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA has taken the lead in coordinating the efforts of federal, state and city agencies to ensure that Lower Manhattan demolition and deconstruction activities proceed in a manner that protects the health of people who live and work in the area. Information specific to the following locations is available:
Former Deutsche Bank Building at 130 Liberty
4 Albany Street (demolition complete)
130 Cedar Street
133 - 135 Greenwich Street (demolition complete)
30 West Broadway - Fiterman Hall