Bloomberg pushes WTC rebuild

Cranes work above the north pool of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 in New York. When finished, waterfalls will cascade down the four sides into a reflecting pool, finally draining into the square void, center. The pool marks the site of 1 World Trade Center, which was destroyed Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

February 19, 2010 8:48:28 AM PST
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is frustrated over the slow pace of rebuilding at the World Trade Center site. The mayor said on his weekly radio show Friday it is time to "stop this craziness" and move ahead with the reconstruction while material and labor costs are low.

He laid some of the blame for delays with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the site.

Two skyscrapers, a memorial and transit hub are already under construction at ground zero. But the building of several planned towers has been stalled because of financing battles between the Port Authority and site developer Larry Silverstein.

Bloomberg says the agency should either build now "or just get out of the way."

There was no immediate response from the Port Authority.


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