Port Authority Workers Move into Four World Trade Center, Become First Office Workers in Complex Since 9/11 Attacks

NBC 4 NY

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More than 13 years after the 9/11 terror attacks, people are again working in the World Trade Center.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said workers began moving into offices at Four World Trade Center Monday.

A spokeswoman for the authority said it’s a milestone step in the redevelopment of the site. The Port Authority employees are the first office workers in the World Trade Center since the original complex was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The 74-floor office building was one of the first completed in the rebuilt complex and stands on the site of the original Four World Trade Center. It opened in November 2013, but sat unoccupied for about a year.

The Wall Street Journal reports that One World Trade Center is also scheduled to open its doors next week, with magazine giant Condé Nast workers beginning to work in offices there Monday.

The openings will also mean tighter security in the area. Downtown Express reports that Liberty Street is closed to most traffic beginning Monday, with exceptions for people who live in the area and delivery drivers approved to unload cargo by the NYPD.

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