New York City, With designs for the new buildings already in motion, the next step in reconstructing the World Trade Center will be the entrance of retailers along Church Street.
Port Authority executive director Kenneth Ringler said that over the next several weeks, prospective developers would be able to pitch their plans. The Port Authority, owners of the 16-acre WTC area, will develop 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space on its own, and the Church Street side of the site will allow for another 300,000 sq. ft. of retail property.
The original World Trade Center included a 600,000-sq.-ft. shopping area.