Condé Nast Moving Into 1 World Trade Center Next Month

New York Times

One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, the publisher Condé Nast, on Nov. 1, the real estate firm in charge of leasing the building said on Thursday.

The publisher will occupy 1.1 million square feet, about a third of the 104-story skyscraper, which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Durst Organization, which oversees the construction, leasing and maintenance of the building through a partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, confirmed the move-in date.

The building stands on the site where nearly 2,800 people were killed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. The site is also home to the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

The move means that about 2,300 Condé employees will be moving to a neighborhood that some thought would not recover from the attacks. The workers will arrive in several phases between November and February 2015.

Condé’s decision to move downtown turned heads and may prompt others to consider same move. Restaurants, salons and major fashion labels have been angling for new homes near the World Trade Center, following the workers whose wages and expense accounts have buoyed their businesses in Midtown Manhattan for years.

Correction: October 23, 2014  – An earlier version of this article misstated the approximate number of people who were killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It was nearly 2,800, not more than 3,000. {Note – it was 2,973.}

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