- A judge ruled that World Trade Center insurers do not have to pay an extra $700 million for current construction. Developer Larry Silverstein and his insurers had been arguing whether additional improvements to new buildings should be someting the insurers pay out. But U.S. District Judge Harold Baer decided that the money paid out should only cover what it would cost to build the original, pre-September 11 World Trade Center design. Silverstein is still expected to receive around $4.6 billion in insurance money.
- Mayor Bloomberg continued to admit that the initial search for remains four years ago may not have been adequate. The Daily News revealed that a Secret Service bulletproof vest was found in a manhole in October 2002, but the city didn't follow up on searching more thoroughly. The current renewed search may take a year or more.
- And the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation appointed Joseph C. Daniels as its president. The AP reports Daniels was the foundation's general counsel since 2005, but was "thrust into the presidency" when original president Gretchen Dykstra resigned earlier this year. Given that Mayor Bloomberg is the foundation's chairman, Daniels's job will be slightly easier, but not by much, given the number of parties involved with the memorial.
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