New details on the "genius fee" lawsuit at the WTC Site: architect Daniel Libeskind went mano-a-mano with Larry Silverstein, saying that he'd withhold "approval" on the Freedom Tower design until he was paid the $800,000 he says he's owed. At least, that's what Silverstein said in legal papers filed yesterday, so it's gotta be true. Libeskind, for his part, says Silverstein attempted to "bribe" him?apparently one of those special "non-monetary" bribes.
· WTC designer a shakedown artist ? builder [NYDailyNews]