New York governor backs building Freedom Tower

02/21/2007 | Washington Post, The

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Tuesday said he supports the construction of Freedom Tower. The Port Authority is sharing more than $7 billion in insurance proceeds and tax-exempt bonds to rebuild office space destroyed by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center. "We're confident that this is not only viable, but profitable," said Spitzer, who noted that the booming commercial real estate market changed his mind.

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