A long time reader located the pertinent article and e-mailed it. Many others posted the link in the comment section. Here it is:
- Now city officials are pushing building owners to make those fire-safety improvements before that deadline. Mayor Rahm Emanuel lectured high-rise owners that they shouldn't delay making their property safer.
"This is not like a final exam where you wait until the last hour of the last day to figure this out. I expect you to use this time to put in place a sprinkler system and the safety and security systems you need. … I don't expect you to use the time all the way to the end."
And again, as was pointed out, Rahm is waiting until the very end to even think about making the $600 million balloon payment, and he's actually hoping to not have to make it at all.