New York lawmaker says WTC project should proceed quickly

Construction of the new World Trade Center towers should move ahead, according to New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, however, recently said it was approaching the project with caution because of limited demand for office space in downtown Manhattan. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called for a summit to resolve disagreements over the terms of the lease that allows developer Larry Silverstein to build three office towers on the site. Silverstein and the Port Authority are at odds over how to pay for the towers.

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