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Ground Zero Combatants Strike Deal on Two-Tower Solution

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Good news at the World Trade Center negotiating table means bad news for British starchitect Norman Foster, whose diamond-tipped Tower 2 has been on the outs as the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein have worked their way out of a bitter feud. Today the Times' Charles Bagli reports that the sides have reached a tentative agreement: In addition to the Freedom Tower 1 World Trade Center and the already rising Tower 4, the 71-story Tower 3 will rise through a combination of Silverstein fundraising and Port Authority financing. (That's the Richard Rogers one at 175 Greenwich Street.) Tower 2, seen by many as the only WTC tower with any architectural sizzle, will be "delayed until some future date." Poor Lord Norm, but it beats stumpitechture, right?
· Two New Towers May End the Impasse at Ground Zero [NYT]
· World Trade Center Redevelopment coverage [Curbed]