Twenty Downtown Developments That Illustrate How Investment in the World Trade Center Has Fostered Progress
In the 20 years since 9/11, dozens of new developments have popped up in Lower Manhattan, allowing downtown to transition from the city’s financial center to a thriving commercial, culinary and residential destination. Looking beyond the new World Trade Center towers, the Alliance for Downtown New York compiled a “20 in 20” spotlight on 20 significant developments that have defined the changes seen in the post-9/11 era. The list reflects new construction, billions in private investments to renovate office space, impressive conversions and new residential space, as well as a host of now-iconic developments that tell the story of Lower Manhattan’s rebirth in the face of tragedy.
“Lower Manhattan has faced many challenges in the years since 2001,” said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin, “but one thing we have learned over and over again – you should never bet against New York, and certainly not downtown. The rebuilding of the WTC campus after 9/11 had an impact that extended far and wide. The impacts of visionary change reverberated throughout the neighborhood. Just as we built back bigger and better twenty years ago, again, we will rise up and face whatever challenges lay ahead.”