The following is from Whisleblower -Facts not Fairies. I'm sure he will have the updates on Silverstein and the bankers as the 'stimulus' money is being passed around.
NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - The private developer redeveloping the World Trade Center site in New York City has asked the government for financial assistance, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
Quoting people familiar with the matter, the Journal said The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the government body that owns the site, is considering whether to help finance at least one of the three office towers planned in the project.
Sources said developer Larry Silverstein has sought financial help with at least two of the towers.
A spokesman for Silverstein blamed delays on the Port Authority but did not say whether it was seeking financial help.
"Unfortunately, the Port Authority has been unable to meet its obligations to deliver construction-ready sites or to maintain agreed-upon schedules for critical aspects of the World Trade Center rebuilding, including essential site infrastructure," spokesman Bud Perrone said in an email to Reuters.
"As has been previously reported, the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties have entered into discussions about altering previously-agreed to timelines for the construction of several of the office towers and associated business arrangements," Perrone said.
The Port Authority confirmed it was engaged in talks on the rebuilding.
"We are continuing to discuss with SPI (Silverstein Properties) how to best meet a changed market while ensuring the WTC site is rebuilt in the best public interest," a statement obtained by Reuters said.
"In the meantime, the negotiations will be between the two parties, not in the press," it added.
Reconstruction of the 16-acre (6.5-hectare) site destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been plagued by controversy and delays. The plan calls for five skyscrapers, a memorial, a transit hub, a shopping mall and a performing arts center, much of which was expected to open between 2011 and 2013.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud, additional reporting by Jim Marshall in Chicago; Editing by Eric Walsh)
Lewis Eisenberg, vice president of AIPAC and former Goldman Sachs partner, was Chairman of the Port Authority ("PA"), the Lessor. Larry Silverstein, New York developer and friend of Netanyahu (every Sunday Netanyahu would call Silverstein) led the Silverstein Group, the Lessee. (Italics added.)
The lease was purchased by the Silverstein Group for $3.2 billion on July 24, 2001. Silverstein put up $125 million, only $14 million his own money. The net lease covers four buildings at the World Trade Center, including the Twin Towers and the retail Mall. It may have been one of the most elaborate deals in the leasing history of New York City. More
A Slip From the horse's mouth:
Liars have bad memories: The Jewish owner of the World Trade Center buildings tells us himself on camera that he authorized the demolition of WTC7.
Jew Larry Silverstein owner of the World trade Center says:
'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull (Demolish) and we watched the building collapse."
more on the Silverstein story at The Raw Story - with a lot of comments.