The redevelopment of the World Trade Center site could proceed without an agreement with the private developer, New York Gov. David Paterson said in a letter yesterday. Paterson became personally involved in the negotiations between developer Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last month when the two entities could not agree over public support for the stalled project.

The developer asked the Port Authority to backstop the financing on two of the three towers it plans to build on the site, citing both the tight credit market and the authority’s delay in readying the site for development.

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