Silver: Fed Up With Stalling at Ground Zero

At a breakfast sponsored by the Alliance for Downtown New York this morning, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he's tired with the haggling about what to do at ground zero. The New York Times, saying Silver is "emerging as perhaps the most powerful politician in the state," reports he seems to be backing Larry Silverstein's vision of three huge towers at the site.

Images-1 According to the Times, Silver said, "Seven years and eight months after the attacks, I am fed up with the
stalling and I am exasperated with the current state of the World Trade
Center project,” Calling for a summit meeting between Silverstein and the Port Authority, Silver said all parties have a responsibility to "rebuild this American community."  Some realtors, concerned about the high office vacancy rates downtown, are skeptical about a grandiose plan at the WTC site.