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One World Trade Center's opening caps Lower Manhattan's revival

The neighbourhoods around Ground Zero have blossomed, becoming an area where people live, shop and eat, rather than just hustle home from white-collar jobs

Published Sun, Nov 2, 2014 · 09:50 PM

New York

WHEN the people of this city set out to rebuild the World Trade Center after Sept 11, they planned to erect a lasting memorial, remake the skyline and restore Lower Manhattan as a financial centre.

But when the 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens for business on Monday - the tallest and most expensive building in the Western Hemisphere - it will have ushered in a rebirth of Lower Manhattan as a vibrant, urban neighbourhood where people live, shop and eat, rather than just hustle home from white-collar jobs.

While officials and developers battled over final details of the reconstruction in recent years, the neighbourhoods around Ground Zero blossomed. Though finance and accounting firms including Deloitte & Touche and Fidel…

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