The first skyscraper at lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center is set to open with two days of ceremonies to mark the renewal of the area after its destruction by terrorists. When the fanfare subsides, the task will be filling the 40 percent of the tower that’s empty.
Brookfield Property Partners LP, the $48 billion business being spun off by its Canadian parent, plans to pursue purchases beyond office and retail, the firm’s past areas of focus, as its access to capital improves.
The drone of generators fills the silence of lower Manhattan on a weekday afternoon. A newsstand is open at the corner of Wall and Water streets, its main customers now cleanup crews rather than bankers, lawyers and other financial district office workers.
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. rose the most in 17 months after the landlord said it is negotiating letters of intent with two potential tenants for space at lower Manhattan’s World Financial Center.
Deloitte LLP is negotiating with Brookfield Properties Corp. about moving into Merrill Lynch & Co.’s former headquarters building at lower Manhattan’s World Financial Center, two people familiar with the talks said.