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Bob Yaro: Urban legend

Words: Huw Morris
Bob Yaro

From dealing with the fallout of the September 11 attacks, clashing with powerful politicians and steering major transport improvements, Bob Yaro has been at the forefront of New York’s regional planning. He tells Huw Morris how it pays to be patient

Bob Yaro was scheduled to go to a meeting at the Vista Hotel, part of the World Trade Centre complex, on the morning of 11 September, 2001.As fate would have it, that meeting was moved to Midtown the night before. After hearing about the first attack, like thousands of New Yorkers, the then president of the Regional Plan Association (RPA) watched in horror as the second plane crashed, and........
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