Subscriber content preview
April 17, 2009
Talk of delaying 2 WTC towers for years
The Port Authority says two of the three towers shouldn't be built until there is enough demand for office space.
By AMY WESTFELDT
Associated Press Writer
This recent aerial photo shows the World Trade Center site and New York’s financial district. The owners of ground zero have proposed indefinitely putting off building two of three skyscrapers planned by developer Larry Silverstein. An analysis on Silverstein’s plan predicts that one may not be built until 2030, nearly three decades after terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center.
NEW YORK — The owners of ground zero, locked in a new round of heated talks with a private developer about how and when to build office towers at the World Trade Center site, have proposed indefinitely putting off two of three planned skyscrapers until the real estate market recovers, officials familiar with the negotiations say.
. . .