Patriotic Freedom Tower makes way for more marketable One World Trade Center in New YorkMarch 27th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.27 (ANI): The Freedom Tower’s patriotic name has been swapped for the more marketable One World Trade Center, Port Authority officials revealed to the New York Post on Thursday.
The paper quoted Port Authority Chairman Anthony Coscia as saying: “One World Trade Center is its address. It’s the address that we’re using. It’s on the one that’s easiest for people to identify with and frankly we’ve gotten a very interested and warm reception to it.”
Port Authority officials addressed the name change after signing a lease with the Chinese firm, Vantone Industrial, which is the first private tenant to take space in the 2.6 million square foot tower. Vantone will lease 190,000 square feet over six floors. (ANI)