No. He said that in the view of global economics, it's a sweetheart deal. But in view of 9/11, it's a disaster. He believes that there's too much opposition in the Beltway for it to go through.
the "global economics" to benefit whom? the corporations involved? I could care less about that. if some saudi company popped up with some great economic deal to redevelop the WTC site, would NYC allow it? no.