CRE News for the Week of September 12: A Tribute to 9/11

Throughout the nation and around the world, people and communities commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with ceremonies, speeches and remembrances.  Today, The Elevator Speech has compiled some recent news articles about how the event changed our nation and the commercial real estate industry:

  • The Willis Tower, now the tallest building in the nation, stands tall in Chicago's iconic skyline

    A decade since 9/11, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Chicago’s Willis Tower, begins to shed terrorism fears. Although leasing plunged nearly 20 percent after Sept. 11, brokers have noticed a change in prospective tenants’ attitudes toward the building.

The Tribute in Lights illuminated the lower Manhattan skyline at dusk on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

  • The September 11 memorial opened to the public on the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. In a speech earlier that week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers “to remember not only the day that time stood still, but the decade we have spent recovering, rebuilding and renewing.”

BOMA/Chicago remembers the lives lost on September 11, 2011, and is dedicated to advancing security technologies and procedures to ensure a safer office building industry for all. What 9/11 news stories particularly resonated with you?


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