Developers on the World Trade Center project aren't letting a pesky lawsuit get in the way of beginning construction on a Four Seasons hotel. Despite a Oct. 24 trial date for the lawsuit challenging the project's developers, construction is still scheduled to begin this spring.
One of the losing bidders on the project—Two Canal Street Investors—sued the city, arguing the selection process for the WTC developer was "was secretive and skewed toward the winning Four Seasons developers."
If Two Canal Street Investors wins, the city may scrap the lease with Four Seasons and have to start from scratch with the selection process. Oi.
The team behind the Four Seasons, Carpenter and Co. of Cambridge, Massachusetts and New Orleans-based Woodward Interests, seems confident, and have released renderings for the project.
• World Trade Center developer lawsuit set for October trial [NOLA.com]
• Legal Troubles Continue for the World Trade Center [Curbed NOLA]
• Here Are the Sci-Fi-Esque Renderings for the World Trade Center Four Seasons [Curbed NOLA]