An agreement has been reached to settle the $2 billion in remaining claims between Silverstein Properties, who was leasing the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and seven insurance companies, bringing to an end almost six years of litigation.

The announcement, which was issued by New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and State Insurance Superintendent Eric R. Dinallo, allows Silverstein to move forward with the approved plans of reconstruction for the site.

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