The World Trade Center's public projects, such as the mass transit hub, should not be delayed by a financing battle with Developer Larry Silverstein over his office towers, Governor David Paterson said on Monday.

Seeking to kick-start the long-delayed rebuilding, Paterson proposed redesigning one of Silverstein's planned towers by adding more shops in a letter outlining a new framework accord to the developer that the governor released,

The Democratic governor also ordered the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the 16-acre site, to revise designs so that the public projects can be built independently of Silverstein's office buildings.