world-trade-centerThe latest plan for the seriously delayed and shrinking World Trade Center calls for dumping several skyscrapers. The Port Authority is proposing replacing Tower 2 and 3, at 200 and 175 Greenwich Street respectively, with a pair of “stumps,” four or five story buildings for retail use. They also hope to abandon all plans for Tower 5 at 130 Liberty Street, the site of the toxic Deutsche Bank building, leaving just two towers and half the office space originally envisioned. And just because the replacement designs are smaller doesn’t mean they’ll go up any faster. The so-called “stumps” could take a couple years to redesign, pushing completion of the site’s transportation hub past 2014. |NYDN|