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Huzzah, huzzah! There is a deal to develop the World Trade Center site! Larry Silverstein, George Pataki, Jon Corzine, the Port Authority, and Mike Bloomberg have finally ironed out a plan to enable the rebuilding of the 16-acre plot. This is really showing the terrorists, diving right into rebuilding what they destroyed — only four and a half years after they destroyed it.

There is some sort of symbolism, we're sure, that this deal to replace the hulking superblock of the old World Trade Center didn't come till several hours after the death of urbanism guru Jane Jacobs, who passed away in her sleep at a Toronto hospital this morning. But we'll leave it up to you to decide exactly what the symbolism is.

Developer Accepts 'Economic Terms' of Trade Center Deal [NYT]
Jane Jacobs, Urban Activist, Is Dead at 89 [NYT]