Following a self-imposed deadline of Thursday to come up with a roadmap forward on the World Trade Center, Mayor Bloomberg is asking for at least a few more days to figure things out. From a statement his office just sent out:
Governor Paterson, Governor Corzine, Speaker Silver and I spoke today, and – together with Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority – we agreed to extend the conversation through the weekend. Everyone remains committed to finding a resolution. We’ll have another update on Monday.
The project has been gripped by an impasse that threatens to further delay much of the site, as the numerous stakeholders fight over who will put up money to finance two office towers.