World Trade Center 2 is a no go, 3 saved.

Started by Silver Knight, 19-02-2010

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Quote from: February 18, 2010 3:42 PM

Silverstein offers more money for Ground Zero site
by Theresa Agovino

Developer's overture to put more of his own skin in the game is latest twist in negotiations to end longtime financing fight with Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Developer Larry Silverstein is offering a host of proposals, including ideas that put more of his own money at risk, to end his battle with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey over financing two of his towers at Ground Zero, sources say.

However, it's questionable that Mr. Silverstein's moves will actually bring the two sides closer, as sources familiar with the Port say the agency regards the proposal as "smoke and mirrors" that don't really change the underlying financing of the deal.

To make financing two of his three planned towers more palatable, Mr. Silverstein says he'll pony up between $150 million and $250 million to fund the second tower instead of just the $50 million he had originally offered. He has also offered to allocate the insurance money and proceeds from all of his Liberty bonds to build the two towers. The proceeds were originally supposed to be divided over the three towers.

Additionally, in a move that will save about $262 million, Mr. Silverstein will build what is referred to in various development plans as Tower 3, instead of his more expensive Tower 2.

Money running low to rebuild WTC, Tower 2 turned into stump form while 3 is turned back into a tower.

This sucks, WTC 2 is what pulled the site together. However, at least WTC 3 was saved from becoming a stump.

Building in center with diamond top is 2 WTC. Building next to it with crossbeams is 3 WTC.

2 World Trade Center

3 World Trade Center

Site today (4 WTC up front, 1 WTC in back):

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