Elizabeth Berger, president and CEO of the Alliance for Downtown New York and president of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, has died at 53 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ms. Berger helped shape the reimagining and rebuilding of Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks and recently led a multifaceted effort to assist Lower Manhattan businesses and residents following Superstorm Sandy.
From Crain’s: "Fiterman Hall, one of the last two visual reminders of the attacks of Sept. 11 that is still standing, is slated to be demolished next year, and a new building is expected to be ready by the spring of 2012, city and state officials said on Thursday." Read More
CUNY leadership and two members of the City Council today called on the Bloomberg administration to pony up more money to demolish and redevelop Fiterman Hall, one of two remaining buildings awaiting deconstruction after being damaged by the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The comments came at a hearing held by Councilmen Read More
A small story with broad implications: the other shrouded building at Ground Zero, CUNY’s Fiterman Hall, won’t be torn down anytime soon. The Daily News reported over the long weekend that the state Dormitory Authority rejected all bids for its demolition because they did not fully address environmental issues. Silverstein Properties has blamed Read More