The agency that owns the space where the World Trade Center towers will not be using the word ‘Freedom’. Instead it will be the One World Trade Center skyscraper is expected to be completed in late 2013.
The change from Freedom Tower was revealed at a news conference where the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the signing of the first commercial lease in the building to a Chinese company.
Stephen Sigmund, a spokesman for the Port Authority, in a statement released to CNN. ‘Many will always refer to it as the Freedom Tower, but as the building moves out of the planning stage and into full construction and leasing, we believe that going forward it is most practical to market the building as One World Trade Center.’
CNN.com reported representatives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Vantone Industrial Co. announced the signing of a lease that will create the China Center, a 190,810-square-foot business and cultural facility, to be on portions of the 64th floor and the entire 65th through 69th floors of One World Trade Center.