WTC rebuild plan 'not realistic'
Reconstruction of New York's World Trade Center has been delayed from 2006 to 2013 by latest estimates. The planned Freedom Tower was to be the tallest building in the US.
The towers fell in 2001, I would tend to agree that the initial five year estimate to clear rubble, rebuild the subway, then erect America's tallest building was a bit too ambitious. "Emotional dates" indeed.
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 realistic".
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director, Christopher Ward, listed over a dozen issues that had slowed work and raised costs.
New dates for the completion of a memorial, skyscrapers and a transit hub are expected to be issued in September.