The building formerly known as the Freedom Tower, now simply One World Trade Center, is open for business — and off to a rough start. Office workers, while impressed with their new spaces, admitted to nerves last week, especially after watching that death-defying window-washer rescue. Although the developers are signing leases again — floors 58 and 59 were rented this past week, and a couple of other deals are about to be announced—the space is still only 61 percent spoken for, after five years. Any talk of lowering the rents to fill it up? Tara Stacom, executive vice-chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, is concise: “No.”
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*This article appears in the November 17, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.