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    Wall Street Journal
    September 18, 2014

    World Trade Center Lures New Tenant

    By ELIOT BROWN



    The private tenants at the World Trade Center are starting to trickle in.

    Developer Larry Silverstein announced Thursday that financial research firm Morningstar Inc. has signed a lease for 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, the austere, glassy 2.3 million square foot office tower on the southeast corner of the site.

    The deal is the second private tenant for Mr. Silverstein at the tower, who signed advertising firm MediaMath in May for 106,000 square feet. The total building is now roughly 55% leased, including leases with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New York City for about half the building.

    Chicago-based Morningstar is planning to move its New York office from Midtown to the tower, with a lease on the 48th floor of the building. In a written statement, the company said more growth is planned.

    “We conducted an extensive search, and we love the building’s design. Moving Downtown allows us to double our capacity for staff in New York,” said Morningstar chief executive Joe Mansueto.

    Over at One World Trade Center—being built by the Port Authority – a handful of small tenants have recently signed up. Cushman & Wakefield, the tower’s leasing broker, took 10,000 square feet, and advertising firm Kids Creative in May leased the 87th floor, among others.

    Of course, there’s plenty more leasing to do at the towers. Indeed, One World Trade this spring lowered rents on much of the remaining space in a bid to spark interest.

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    Spectacular. This building is going to lose a little something when it's neighbor rises. It'll be bittersweet.

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    iphone shot 09.21.14


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    Anyone getting the old WTC feel, again?

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    No.... the stipped facade cascading down into neogothic arches/tridents were a completely different effect, IMHO.

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    Not to mention this thing is ten times better than anything in the old WTC complex.

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    I wasn't referring to the stripes. I was referring to the complex, as a whole. Something about both the old and the new WTC made it feel different than its surroundings.

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    I can't imagine how an area that large with buildings all of a certain vintage can be made to fit in with surroundings that are at worst mixed, and at best homogeneously pre-war. That's not a bad thing, persay, but it's par for the course. At least the new complex is not also cut off from the surroundings by being elevated, as in the old one.

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    Downtown Express
    October 27, 2014

    W.T.C. offices begin reopening Monday with tighter security on Liberty St.

    By Josh Rogers



    Port Authority employees on Monday, will be the first office workers to return to work at the World Trade Center since terrorists took the Twin Towers down just over 13 years ago. The reopening of 4 W.T.C. on Oct. 27 will ironically mean less freedom on Liberty St., as most vehicles will no longer be able to get through.

    Cars and trucks doing business at the W.T.C., or making deliveries to Liberty St. residents or stores, or carrying residents will be permitted with proper ID. People visiting residents on the block will also be permitted to drive through after a short stop expected to be done in under two minutes.

    Officials with the city and the Port, which owns the W.T.C., met with community leaders Thursday to go over the last details of the W.T.C. “Campus Security Plan” which has been in development now for many years.

    “This is another milestone in transition from construction to occupancy at the site,” said Erica Dumas, a Port spokesperson. A city official who briefed Downtown Express on the plan Oct. 24 gave an almost verbatim statement — one of several indications that the city and Port are working closely together on the W.T.C. years after many well-chronicled disputes over security and financial issues.

    The city official said although residents in cars will have to show ID, that short slowdown will be counterbalanced by the fact that there will be less traffic on Liberty now that cars and trucks will no longer be able to use it as a through street.

    In addition, Cedar St. traffic has recently been reversed to flow west, and Washington St. south of the W.T.C. will be reopened to traffic some time next week.

    Pat Moore, a Cedar St. resident who heads Community Board 1’s quality of Life Committee, said the traffic changes will help alleviate some of the problems sure to surface as more office workers return to the site. The biggest effect will no doubt be on residents living on the block, she added.

    “Thankfully, we’re a block away,” she said in response to a question about her personal situation.

    Steven Abramson, who lives on the block and has been criticizing changes made to Liberty earlier this year, attended Thursday’s meeting with city and Port officials, and saw positive things in the plans.

    “Actually, I’m optimistic about the plan for the people in my building, but we have to see how this works in practice,” Abramson wrote in an email to Downtown Express. “And even better news: it appears as if we will not have tour buses driving down Liberty St and dropping off passengers.”

    Abramson, his neighbors, and Community Board 1, have all said that when the 9/11 Museum opened in May, and Liberty St. was reconnected to Battery Park City, it led to a crush of pedestrians, and officials have been working since then to relieve that problem.

    As to the newest plan, the city official, who spoke on background, said with so few residents living on Liberty St., N.Y.P.D. officers will no doubt get to know who is allowed on the block and be able to deal with situations such as if a resident’s driver’s license shows a different address.

    The Port’s Dumas said companies like Fresh Direct will be able to register trucks and drivers to deliver groceries on the block and even “a guy and a van” delivering furniture will be able to get through if a resident makes arrangements.

    She described the early months of the program as a “grace period” when everyone finds out what works best and how to improve the system.

    Monica Klein, a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio, said: “The city is committed to balancing security needs with residents’ quality of life, and will continue to work closely with local businesses and residents to ensure the Campus Plan is minimally disruptive to their daily routines.”

    Other attendees at the Oct. 23 meeting included Dep. Inspector Kevin Burke, the N.Y.P.D.’s commander at the Trade Center, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler and State Sen. Daniel Squadron.

    The following Monday, Nov. 3, the first workers will return to One W.T.C., a k a the Freedom Tower, when Conde Nast moves into the building.



    SUMMARY OF THE CHANGES

    o Residents of the area of Liberty St. opposite of 4 W.T.C. ( between Church and West Sts.) and their visitors will show ID to the N.Y.P.D. and be allowed to proceed regardless of whether they are in their own vehicle, a friend’s or in a taxi.

    o No parking will be allowed on Liberty St., but vehicles will be permitted to quickly load or unload.

    o Large deliveries will be coordinated through the Vehicle Security and Scheduling Software (VS3) and checked for explosives in the Vehicle Security Center (VSC).

    o Pedestrians and cyclists will continue to have access to the W.T.C.

    o To improve traffic flow in the area, the city has reversed traffic on Cedar St. to flow west, and is reopening Washington St. to traffic by early next week.

    o The city anticipates less traffic on Liberty St. will allow it to remove barricades along the sidewalk in the near future.

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    Always disliked those "default up" barriers like at Wall St.

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    Despite the use of high quality glass the easily negligible impact of 4WTC was confirmed by a friend who is from out of town and was visiting the WTC site for the first time:

    "I though that the 1WTC was really nice up front, train station looks awesome too. Its seems like they are going to build other towers?"
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    "Yeah, it came out nice; 2 are still in planning stages and what is there are kind of placeholders. What did you think of the other newly finished tower?"

    "There is another new tower??"



    LOL
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