In the News: Rupert Murdoch Companies Considering 2 World Trade Center

World Trade Center rendering••• “News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, two giant media companies controlled by Rupert Murdoch, are considering building a joint headquarters in a new 88-story skyscraper at [2] World Trade Center, real estate executives and government officials said this week. […] The companies are now talking about taking about half of the building—1.5 million square feet—designed by Mr. Foster, but they still may bring in their own architect for the changes. Given that the foundation has been built, the two sides are assessing whether the structure can accommodate the changes they want for television studios.” (2WTC is the one to the right of 1WTC in the above rendering.) —New York Times

••• Harvey “Are Those Real?” Weinstein is getting off, so to speak. He “will not face criminal charges in connection with a woman’s claim that he touched her breasts during a business meeting in his office in Tribeca last month, the Manhattan district attorney’s office announced on Friday.” —New York Times

••• The real estate development and management company [United American Land] alleges in a New York Supreme Court lawsuit that William Terry Krueger, the co-founder and senior managing partner at Nova Capital Partners, an investment bank focused on emerging markets, and the other tenant of record, Adrienne Kennedy, were renting out Unit 5SW at 118-120 Duane Street between Broadway and Church Street on a nightly basis.” The apartment is rent-stabilized; Krueger and Kennedy pay $1,093 a month. Betcha UAL wants to tear that building down, along with the one to the west. —Commercial Observer

••• “On May 3 at 2 p.m., Brian Tolle, the architect of the Irish Hunger Memorial, will lead a free tour of the memorial.” Plus, there’s a free app. —Downtown Post NYC