Pity poor Larry Silverstein. It seems the developer has told the city he'll need the remainder of the Liberty Bonds (about $3.5 billion worth) to build his constellation of office towers on the WTC site. Meantime, a mere $3.5 million is going to ensure that the Towers of Light appear on 9/11 for at least the next five years.
· Larry's $3B Plea: Give Me Liberty [NYPost]
· Twin Beams to Return to City Skies, but Costs Are Daunting [NYT]