Yet another slap in the face. :( :( :mad:
A coalition of historic preservation groups accused World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein of making no effort to save the so-called Survivors Staircase. The now-battered stairs, which many in the north tower used to reach Vesey St. safely on 9/11, stand where Silverstein plans to build an office tower. The Lower Manhattan Emergency Preservation Fund, whose five groups include the Municipal Art Society and the New York Landmarks Conservancy, had been in talks with Silverstein and the Port Authority about ways to safeguard the steps. But the groups concluded, in a letter to Silverstein this week, that his tower is being designed by architect Norman Foster "as though the staircase had already been destroyed." A spokesman for Silverstein had no comment yesterday.