The New York Times in its Saturday, May 7, issue opposes redoing the Libeskind site plan noting, “That would be a mistake, a waste of precious time and formidable talent. ”
In addition to taking everybody to task the editorial says:
Mr. Silverstein, who has been able to parlay a relatively modest investment in the original World Trade Center into a central role in the redevelopment, is said to be asking for almost a quarter of a billion dollars in public funds for the design changes and for the delay. The governor and the mayor were right to brush off such demands, given the large payout of insurance funds Mr. Silverstein received as the short-term leaseholder for the twin towers.
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