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Here’s a round up of the top five stories from the “FiDi Fan Page” Facebook group, an online resource always on the hunt for stories about Lower Manhattan.

1)  Chadbourne & Parke, a 110-year-old law firm, is close to a deal to move to the 1,776-foot skyscraper under construction at 1 WTC!  With this lease, 1 WTC will be 2/3 leased two years before completion!

2)  South Street Seaport Museum reopens, now in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York!

3)  The results are in and 3 of the top 20 World Landmarks are in Lower Manhattan! #1 is The Statue of Liberty, #14 8 Spruce Street (Gehry’s stunning 78 story apartment tower) and #18 is the 9/11 Memorial which has been open only since September; a tremendous showing!

4) There is approximately 635,000 sf of new retail coming to the WTC and WFC complex!  A Summary of what’s coming!

5)  The Federal Reserve is buying 33 Maiden Lane; the turreted Philip Johnson/John Burgee designed tower that was built to complement the main Federal Reserve Building right across the street!

—Luis Vazquez. Luis is a VP, Associate Broker with Keller Williams and a proud Downtown resident!  His “FiDi Fan Page” on facebook tracks all Downtown Developments.  Join the Group and know what’s coming Next…..First!