A view of the Lower Manhattan skyline when all World Trade Center towers are complete
The plan for Lower Manhattan calls for the public and private sectors to partner in support of Lower Manhattan's growth and revitalization beyond the borders of Ground Zero, and to strike the appropriate balance between the commercial uses planned for the World Trade Center site and the need to develop Lower Manhattan as a viable, full-service New York community.
LMDC is charged with assisting New York City in recovering from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and ensuring the emergence of Lower Manhattan as a strong and vibrant community. The centerpiece of these efforts is the creation of a permanent Memorial remembering and honoring the thousands of innocent men, women and children lost in the terrorist attacks. Read More
The Freedom Tower will soar to 1,776 feet in the sky and serve as an inspirational and enduring beacon in the New York City skyline. The Tower's design evokes classic New York skyscrapers in its elegance and symmetry while also referencing the torch of the Statue of Liberty. Read More
Following the September 11th, residential occupancy rates plummeted. The LMDC implemented programs and initiatives for developers to develop new residential buildings in Lower Manhattan. The programs and initiatives implemented by the LMDC sparked a growth in Lower Manhattan's residential population. Please click the link to below to read about some of the residential properties available in Lower Manhattan today. Read More
Central to the revitalization of Lower Manhattan is the rehabilitation of the public transportation system. With the creation of a memorial, that expects to receive 5 million visitors a year, the transformation of the World Trade Center site and the broader revitalization of Lower Manhattan into a community bustling with new cultural institutions and public spaces substantial upgrades to the area's rail, bus, ferry and street systems are key to retaining and accommodating the growing amount of people including residents, visitors and the increasing number of tourists following the clean-up at Ground Zero. Read More
The LMDC has invested in initiatives to improve the quality of life downtown including $275 million for the creation and revitalization of the Lower Manhattan Water Fronts. Major initiatives on the waterfronts, when combined with Battery Park, will create 10 consecutive miles of boardwalks, green spaces and recreational piers surrounding Lower Manhattan. Read More
Click here to view an image slide show of the new World Trade Center Towers