Bloomberg Says Silverstein Should Be Removed From WTC Role
More than four years into the rebuilding of the World Trade Center â€“ and with little to show for the effort â€“ Mayor Michael Bloomberg says developer Larry Silverstein should be booted from the site.
In an interview in the Daily News, Bloomberg says it would be in the city's best interest if Silverstein, who leases the site, were removed.
However, says the mayor, "nobody can figure out how to do it."
Silverstein has made it clear in the past that he has no intention of giving up his lease on the site, for which he pays $120 million a year in rent.
Bloomberg's comments come as a recent polls show more New Yorkers want the mayor to have more control over the rebuilding process.