One World Trade Center Rises, Along With Its Rents

One World Trade Center may be NYC's tallest building, but it still needs to find renters
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was quick to congratulate itself on April 30 when One World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building in height, making it New York’s tallest skyscraper. In a news release, David Samson, the agency’s chairman, said the tower was “much more than steel and concrete, it is a symbol of success for the nation.”

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