This morning marked the start of a monumental change occurring in Lower Manhattan. Thirteen years after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the World Trade Center is finally opening its doors. On Monday November 3rd, publishing giant Condé Nast began its move from Times Square into One World Trade Center. The 175 employees that moved in today are just the first wave of what will be over 3,000 editors, writers and advertising executives moving in with the company.
Here at DOWNTOWN Magazine, we have always known that Lower Manhattan is the heart of New York City. The movement of Condé Nast downtown is the first step in breaking the barrier and stereotype that Lower Manhattan is strictly reserved for bankers and financial offices. Condé Nast as a whole will occupy around 20 of the tower’s 104 floors.
Others major names that defy the misguided stereotype that will be moving into the building include Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue Magazine and Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair.
We look forward to the arrival of many more businesses downtown as they realize just how much Lower Manhattan has to offer.
-Writing and photography by Lauren Price