Silverstein, Ward and Childs talk about WTC development on “Charlie Rose”


From left: Larry Silverstein, Port Authority’s Chris Ward and David Childs of SOM

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Developer Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties, David Childs of SOM, architect of 1 World Trade Center, and Chris Ward, executive director of Port Authority gathered on “Charlie Rose” Tuesday night with other real estate and architecture pros (see video above) to talk about the development of the World Trade Center site. The process from the time of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks until now took longer than most expected, Silverstein said, but he’s extremely content as to where the process is now. “The time won’t matter in the end if we do the right thing,” Paul Goldberger, the New Yorker’s architecture critic added, “and I think we’re basically doing the right thing.” Silverstein spoke about his relationship with Ward, the name change from Freedom Tower to 1 World Trade Center and negotiating the emotional resonance the site has for New Yorkers with his aspirations to build an urban metropolis that would rival the site as it was before the attacks.

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