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Work Can Finally Restart at Ground Zero

Prep work for the continued deconstruction of the former Deutsche Bank building in lower Manhattan could start as early as this Monday.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

REPORTER: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is waiting for the EPA to approve a new deconstruction plan.

Under sharp questioning from Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., the state official in charge of redeveloping the World Trade Center site, Avi Schick, set a December deadline to dismantle the contaminated building.

VALLONE: The fact you don't even have sign-offs yet, is, you know, ridiculous. When? Give us an estimate. Is it going to take another 10 years? Is it going to happen this year? When can we expect this to be torn down?

SCHICK: I think we can expect it to happen this year.

REPORTER: The site must be ready by March 2009, so that JP Morgan Chase can start building its headquarters there.

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