The owner of the World Trade Center has abandoned the timetable
for rebuilding work at the site of the 9/11 attacks, saying it was "not
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive
director, Christopher Ward, listed over a dozen issues that had slowed work and
New dates for the completion of a memorial, skyscrapers
and a transit hub are expected to be issued in September.
It is unclear
if the centrepiece Freedom Tower, will now be scaled back.
intended as a replacement for the destroyed Twin Towers, had been scheduled for
completion in 2006 and then 2011, but the latest estimate is 2013.
1,776ft (541m) it would be the tallest building in the US.
In a report to New York governor David Paterson, Mr Ward
said: "The schedule and cost estimates of the rebuilding effort that have been
communicated to the public are not realistic."
He said developers and
government agencies would set new "clear and achievable timelines" by the end of
Mr Ward said the earliest rebuilding estimates in the wake of
the 9/11 attacks were not truthful, referring to them as "emotional dates".
The deadlines for the redevelopment work have been moved several times.
The project's initial $14bn (£7bn) budget has continued to rise as
commodity prices soar and developers and government agencies wrangle over site
plans. Story from BBC
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