The Post’s Sarcastic Tribute To The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
July 28th, 2006

An editorial in the New York Post entitled THE LMDC’S GIFT TO N.Y. begins by listing all the accomplishments achieved by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation at Ground Zero over the last five years, now that the agency has announced it will soon go out of business. But then the editorial stops midway (“Er, wait a minute…”) and admits this was an exercise in sarcasm. “In fact, none of that work is done” – not the completion of the Freedom Tower, not an agreement on a plan for a memorial and a museum on the site, not the replacement of the terminally-damaged Deutsche Bank and Fiterman Hall buildings, which still stand, etc.
The Post blames, first, Governor George Pataki and then Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who each appointed half the agency’s members, and then concludes that “things may actually start moving, now that the LMDC is stepping out of the way.”

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