UNDATED: Seen in this undated handout photo is an artist's rendering of the Freedom Tower which will be built on the site of the former World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The tower, designed by architects David Childs and Daniel Libeskind, will rise 1,776 feet above New York becoming the world's tallest building. (photography and computer renderings by dbox, inc./Getty Images)
While there's been plenty of squabbling over the designs and plans for the new skyscraper set to occupy the space down at Ground Zero, it looks like its new tenants will certainly add some inherent style to yet-to-be-built location. Yesterday the New York Times reported that Condé Nast, the company behind Vogue, Vanity Fair, Lucky and other magazine titles, penned a deal with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to move its headquarters to the 1,776-foot skyscraper following its estimated completion in 2013.
Formerly regarded as the Freedom Tower, the new skyscraper has been given the name—and address—1 World Trade Center, and will be the city's tallest building. It's location at Ground Zero has been quite a spectral one, no doubt due to lingering feelings from the September 11 terrorist attacks, which has likely kept several potential tenants from signing up to move into the new space. Should its deal with the Port Authority go through, Condé Nast would occupy as much as one million square feet in the 2.6 million-square-foot, $3.3 billion tower.
For the past 16 years, Condé Nast has resided at 4 Times Square, where its 18 titles are currently spread throughout six buildings. The move to 1 World Trade Center would, for the first time, bring the company's various brands together under one roof. We'd love to see how the lunchroom dynamics will play out.