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Review: 4 World Trade Center as ground zero's reputation-builder
Review: 4 World Trade Center as ground zero's reputation-builder

NEW YORK — The mess at ground zero has been a collaborative production. The delays, backbiting, design compromises and massive cost overruns that have marked the rebuilding process at the World Trade Center site are the sorry collective work of politicians angling for higher office, architects turning Sept. 11 cynically to their advantage and city, state and federal bureaucrats working at cross purposes for years on end. But if you had to pick a leading villain in this decade-long black comedy, it would probably be developer Larry Silverstein. He had the macabre good fortune to sign on as leaseholder for the World Trade Center complex a few weeks before the 2001 attacks, when he was a...

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