"The approval today of the World Trade Center development agreement is fantastic news for New York.
"Downtown has emerged as one of the world's most exciting mixed-use neighborhoods, offering an unparalleled blend of high-tech office space, retail, residential living and cultural attractions. This agreement will ensure that we continue this momentum with a new generation of cutting-edge, green skyscrapers becoming available starting in 2013.
"I extend my deep appreciation to Mayor Bloomberg, Governors Paterson and Christie, Speaker Silver and the Port Authority team, led by Tony Coscia and Chris Ward, for their determination in getting this done."
Larry A. Silverstein