Posted by: BayAreaComRE | July 2, 2010

Celebrate America

As we head into the 4th of July weekend, we’d like to get into the festive spirit by recognizing something that is very American: iconic structures and buildings. And what is more iconic than the World Trade Center? The events on 9/11 will forever go down in history as a travesty and life changing experience for millions; that is something we can all agree upon. The untold story however is that in true American fashion, the rebuilding process and growth of the area since those events has truly been remarkable, and we are proud to say that Cushman & Wakefield has had a major hand in that.

“The new World Trade Center (WTC) will build a brighter, more vibrant future for downtown New York with superior commercial space, a modernized and more convenient transportation system, and cultural and highly commemorative destinations. It will provide a significant economic boost for the area and dramatically enhance the quality of life for the people who live, work, and visit downtown.

The WTC plan includes

  • Five new skyscrapers (1 WTC, Freedom Tower; Towers 2, 3, 4, and 5)
  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
  • World Trade Center Transportation Hub
  • Retail Complex
  • Performing Arts Center

All of the projects will be built incorporating the highest standards of sustainable design and safety systems. The WTC is an unprecedented merging of architectural minds, firms, and talents, all working toward one goal: creating a grand urban center for 21st-century New York. The site will feature a collection of works by world-renowned architects – Santiago Calatrava, David Childs, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Rogers.”

Cushman & Wakefefield, and more importantly Tara I. Stacom, Vice Chairman, will be leading the leasing team for One World Trade center, the 2.6 Million Square foot skyscraper set for completion in 2012. “[We are] thrilled and honored to have been named as the exclusive leasing agent for the Freedom Tower,” said Bruce Mosler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield. “This building is a symbol of New York’s – and our nation’s – resurgence, and will become one of the most successful and globally recognized icons of all time. We are proud to partner with the Port Authority to bring this historic vision to reality, and to continue to play a leading role in the revival of Downtown Manhattan.”

As you enjoy America’s independence this weekend, remember all that it has taken to get us here. It’s national treasures like the rebuilding of WTC that make us cherish this great country. For more information about the rebuilding process in Manhattan, click here.

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