Will WTC vs. WFC Go WWF?

As Lower Manhattan’s resurgence as a shopping district draws nearer with the progress at the World Trade Center site and other major construction projects that will revitalize Downtown, a potential rivalry has come into better focus.

Across West Street from the WTC site, the World Financial Center is having its over 100,000 square feet of retail space redone by owner Brookfield Properties.

Though many brokers describe the WTC site and World Financial Center as different spaces, many say that retail tenants interested in entering the market in Lower Manhattan are still keen to compare the two and weigh which is a better fit.

With the World Trade Center retail’s layout and offerings still a mystery to many retailers and their brokers because the marketing effort for that almost 500,000-square-foot project is still in the early stages, some say that stores are holding off on committing to either project before they can get a better sense.
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Will WTC vs. WFC Go WWF?