NEW YORK: As activity at the World Trade Center officially shifts from recovery to rebuilding, a major RFP tied to the future of Lower Manhattan has come down to two finalists, and a third agency has already begun work on a separate project that will collect public feedback on how the area should be used.The Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York is expected to announce this week that it has hired CooperKatz to handle publicity and media relations for its second "Listening to the City Forum,
which will be staged in July at a yet-to-be determined venue.
After considering more than 70 pitches, the New York City Economic Development Corporation will now decide between Edelman and Burson-Marsteller for improving the flow of information pertaining to the rebuilding effort.
The consulting contract reportedly carries a value of up to $2 million, and may extend as long as two years. A decision is expected in the next few weeks.