Silverstein’s Story

This week’s issue of Crain’s (subscription required) mentions that Larry Silverstein has hired Roberto Ramirez to “tell his side of the story on rebuilding at Ground Zero.” The item goes on to note that the Bronx politico “most recently advised Fernando Ferrer’s mayoral campaign”—failed mayoral campaign, one might say.

Well, he better work fast. Tomorrow is the deadline for Silverstein to strike a deal that may have him giving up some of his rights to develop all five buildings at World Trade Center in return for low-interest Liberty Bonds. That is, if the deadline is real. One theory holds that this morning’s distraction at Ground Zero was intended to show progress even if tomorrow’s deadline is delayed.

Matthew Schuerman