Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the U.S. Representative for Lower Manhattan, welcomed the announcement that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a 20-year lease for 277,000 sq. feet of office space at One World Trade Center. The agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Durst Organization makes official that 55% of the building is now leased ahead of expected completion in 2013. Nadler issued the following statement:
"With this lease, GSA and the Port Authority have assured a robust future for the new World Trade Center complex. Now more than half leased, One World Trade Center will soon tower above the city, dramatically signaling the resurgence of Lower Manhattan and New York City. 10 years following the devastation of 9/11, Downtown is soaring to new heights, both literally and economically."