The Best Laid Plans…A homeless man has found confidential blueprints for New York’s new Freedom Tower dumped in a city rubbish bin.
Mike Fleming handed the documents – marked “Secure Document – Confidential” in to the New York Post newspaper.
The Freedom Tower is being built at Ground Zero, to replace the World Trade Centre towers destroyed on 9/11.
A spokeswoman apologised for the security breach and said that anyone found responsible would be liable for “serious disciplinary action”.
Mr Fleming said he was concerned that the documents might fall into the wrong hands.
“I was outraged, because this is priceless,” he told the New York Post.
“This could have ended up on eBay or gotten to al-Qaeda.”