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Old May 31st, 2006, 06:54 PM   #41
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Old May 31st, 2006, 07:59 PM   #42
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I can see a bit of the twin towers in the lower design, good to see a bit of resemblance. This just shows great resilience and determination. Go NYC!
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Old May 31st, 2006, 08:31 PM   #43
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Too bad I never had the oportunity to see them. But yes, from my avatar it does look as if the WTC's bases were big and open but above that they look almost like bars on a jail cell, enclosing prisoners.
Yes and no. The windows were narrow and the vertical supports were close to each other as they shared in the burden of carrying the weight of the building. But there were SOO many windows that the offices were always a-wash in sunlight on a sunny day. I never got the feeling of clastophobia.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 12:39 PM   #44
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very handsome tower, really nice.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:12 AM   #45
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7 World Trade Center Gets a Major Tenant

Published: June 20, 2006

The developer Larry A. Silverstein has named a major tenant for 7 World Trade Center, the first skyscraper built in Lower Manhattan since the 9/11 attack, according to two real estate executives who have been briefed on the deal.

Moody's Investors Service, the financial rating agency, signed a letter of intent on Friday to occupy 15 floors in the 52-story tower, which officially opened in May. Moody's, the executives said, plans to sell its cramped 55-year-old headquarters a few blocks away at 99 Church Street.

The move bodes well for both Mr. Silverstein and the downtown real estate market, which has suffered a high vacancy rate since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Developers usually find a deal with an anchor tenant before beginning construction. But Mr. Silverstein built the $700 million glass and stainless steel tower largely with insurance money and tax-free Liberty bonds, so he could afford to wait for the right tenant.

Until the deal with Moody's, Mr. Silverstein had been able to attract only a handful of tenants for eight floors. He also held out for a premium rent downtown.

But in recent months, real estate brokers say, skyrocketing rents in Midtown and a dearth of large blocks of space are prompting tenants to look downtown, where rents are 30 percent less than in Midtown.

Moody's decision to move into 600,000 square feet at 7 World Trade Center reflects a growing confidence in Lower Manhattan, the brokers said.

Howard J. Rubenstein, a spokesman for Mr. Silverstein, said he was unable to reach the developer last night for comment.

Aside from getting a more modern headquarters, Moody's would also reap a long list of tax breaks, rent rebates and other incentives offered by state and city officials to reduce the rent by as much as 10 dollars per square foot annually.

The original tower at 7 World Trade Center was destroyed in the attack on Sept 11. Mr. Silverstein began rebuilding the tower, which sits at the corner of Vesey and Greenwich Streets, in 2002.

Ameriprise Financial has leased half a floor in the building and the New York Academy of Sciences has taken an entire floor, as has Silverstein Properties. Mr. Silverstein also has a tentative deal with Vantone Real Estate, a Chinese company, for the top four floors.

Across Vesey Street, work is beginning on the 1,776-foot-tall Freedom Tower, the first of five buildings at the trade center site, and Goldman Sachs is building a million-square-foot headquarters on West Street.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #46
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July 4th 2006, God Bless The USA

At street level upclose it is a cold uninviting skyscraper !!!!

much better from far away.....

Love Is In The Air !

I Love NY
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