Plans scrapped for eatery atop ground zero tower

New Yorkers pass the rising tower of One World Trade Center, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 in New York. The tower is halfway to the 104 floors it will have upon completion, scheduled for 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

March 8, 2011 4:19:01 AM PST
Plans to develop a new version of Windows on the World on top of One World Trade Center have been scrapped.

The Port Authority and the Durst Organization have decided the eatery would be a money loser.

The original Windows on the World was destroyed and nearly 150 people killed on September 11th.

Executive Director Chris Ward says the authority, which owns the trade center site, was committed to finding the best and most practical use for the space.

"We don't build vanity projects at the top of tall buildings," he said.