world-trade-centerReconstruction of the World Trade Center site has been scaled back to stumps and now further postponed. According to a secret government report, the Freedom Tower may not see completion until 2018, 17 years after the 9/11 attacks. The central tower and transit hub are predicted to open four years later than was announced last year, while the September 11th memorial may not be completed until 2013, two years later than planned. Though the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center claims the latest dates are incorrect, many, including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, are infuriated that “Ground Zero has been left to look like an unfinished parking lot.” |NYDN|