Everyone’s Fight

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WABC Eyewitness News

Families of missing 9/11 victims upset over moved remains

New York Times

City Discloses New Location of 9/11 Victims’ Remains

Washington Post (AP)

WTC victims’ remains to stay in new facility; previous location damaged by Superstorm Sandy

New York Times

Heights of Fancy

World Property Channel

World Trade Center Struggles to Find Tenants

The Real Deal

WTC PATH hub retail could see rents of $550/sf

The Telegraph

The 9/11 conspiracy theorist who changed his mind

2013-05-28T09:29:24+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Vol. 2, No. 21 —|

Read All About It…?

Last week was one of the worst news weeks ever for the WTC development. CRAIN’S started off the week by reporting that “No major corporate office lease has been signed at the site since magazine publishing giant Condé Nast signed a deal to lease about 1.2 million square feet at 1 WTC two years ago.” (It’s closer to three.) “The deal was hailed at the time as a validation of the site’s prospects as an office neighborhood, but the buildings continue to lose out on the handful of major office tenants currently in the market.”

That information alone required editorial page reactions, given how heavily invested the public is at the site. How many people read CRAIN’S? But it is that refusal by the media to deal with the facts, while they can still be dealt with, that has made the World Trade Center a PR agent’s dream. Anything they pump out gets distributed by the media as gospel, no matter how wishful — or wasteful — it may be.

The other news items were just as sensational. Where is the outcry? The revelations in the Observer were a reminder of how willfully officials imposed their reckless plan at such a high cost to the public. Isn’t looking into abuses of power the media’s obligation? Where is that abuse more despicable than at the World Trade Center? The proof that publishers and editors have other loyalties is in the stories their papers don’t follow. For some reason, they just can’t get excited about how the public is being swindled at Ground Zero.

Meanwhile, Larry Silverstein, who is having a wonderful time getting rich and famous off of the WTC, continues to put his money into private, more lucrative ventures, while we — the toll-paying, tax-paying public — continue to pay his way at Ground Zero.

New York Times

A ‘Sphere’ That Has Taken a Year to Roll Nowhere

Real Estate Weekly

Silverstein closes loan for $950M Four Seasons tower


WTC Properties Loses Bid to Bar Act-of-War Defense Over 9/11

New York Post

Path says ‘eye’ do

2013-05-20T23:15:49+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Vol. 2, No. 20 —|

Why Is Anyone Surprised?

Freedom Tower Spire

CRAIN’S New York Business

World Trade Center site sits empty as rivals lease up

New York Observer

PATH/Fail: The Story of the World’s Most Expensive Train Station

New York Times

With Security, Trade Center Faces New Isolation

The Atlantic CITIES

When the Original World Trade Center Was New

Wall Street Journal | Press Release

Silverstein Properties Secures Financing For New Four Seasons Hotel & Condominium Project

2013-05-13T13:00:39+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Vol. 2, No. 19 —|

Too Big To Fail? When Will We Learn?


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New York Daily News

Local politicians join chorus of outrage over planned 9/11 museum admission fee

The Record

The Record: 9/11 museum outrage

The Record

Museum fee is not the kind of tribute 9/11 families had in mind

9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters and WTC Victims

Press Release: Here We Go Again


WTC Transit Hub Begins To Spread Architectural Wings

NBC Chicago

Tallest Building Title Pits Willis Vs. WTC

2013-05-06T18:58:20+00:00 May 6th, 2013|Vol. 2, No. 18 —|