World Trade Center Won’t Be Back ‘Til 2037


On the left stands the artist rendering of what will be a 1,776-foot edifice replacing the World Trade Center.

World Trade Center Won’t Be Back ‘Til 2037

By  JENNIFER MILLMAN

Updated 4:15 PM EDT, Thu, Apr 16, 2009

It will be nearly 40 years after 9/11 before the World Trade Center rises again.

Ground Zero’s owners have proposed indefinitely postponing the construction of two of three skyscrapers planned by developer Larry Silverstein.

Real estate magnate Cushman & Wakefield drafted a report for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Silverstein’s plan for his three towers. It predicts that one tower may not be built until 2037, according to the Daily News.

And the 1,776-foot Freedom tower – the heart of the reconstruction – won’t have occupants until 2019.

The study paints a bleak picture of the future of Ground Zero – one beleaguered by delays, costs and contentious talks that blanket the legacy of the site in a bureaucratic shroud.
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