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Agencies to move into One World Trade Center in 2015

Dec. 10, 2013 - 05:03PM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

The General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and Customs and Border Protection will move into offices at One World Trade Center in New York late 2015.

The agencies will occupy 270,000 square feet of space on floors 50 through 55 for an initial lease of 20 years, according to GSA.

GSA had pledged to sign a lease for space in One World Trade Center in 2006, when construction began on the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.

“From the day that the Port Authority started planning reconstruction, the federal government committed to remaining an important part of this building and the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan,” said GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini in a press release.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a press release he appreciates the support of the federal government in making sure the new facility is successful.

“After 9/11 many wondered if Downtown would become a ghost town, but it has flourished with new residents, stores and businesses,” Schumer said.

When the agencies move in employees will have access to transportation, retail stores and dining options on site, according to Port Authority executive director Pat Foye.

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