The Bright Side of Ground Zero

People act like turning the Freedom Tower into a government office building would be a travesty, another example of this state’s ineptitude, and a sorry repeat of the first twin towers, which were so starved for space when they first opened that the Port Authority, which at the time was managing the building, was virtually giving away the space. A former employee of the Port Authority told us that space was renting to public agencies for as little as $2 a square foot a year, compared to the $20 to $30 they typically paid elsewhere. No one mentions the upside: those public agencies saved an awful lot of money on rent.

Matthew Schuerman

The Bright Side of Ground Zero