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World Trade Center Welcomes Startups

The 7 World Trade Center was the first new building to open on the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Opened in 2006, some of the biggest companies in New York have taken up residence in it. Although rent in the skyscraper does not run cheap, a few lucky entrepreneurs might soon be calling it home — for free.

A company called SilverTech Ventures is partnering with startups and helping them relocate to these new offices. SilverTech is a collaborator with Silverstein Properties, a major player in Manhattan real estate. This partnership allows the firm to offer an outstanding perk to young startups, moving them into the iconic 7 World Trade Center.

Many companies were a bit skittish to rent space in the World Trade Center in the years following the attacks. Although it has been well over a decade since the attacks that famously sent the Twin Towers to the ground, the site has come on to take great significance. Many initially feared they would be targeted if they moved their business to the new towers. This is especially true of the newest tower, 1 World Trade Center, opened in November 2014.

However, as an increasing number of companies move in, it has come to be seen for what it is — a posh space for New York businesses. That startups could get a chance to work out of the building for free is nothing short of a coup. SilverTech is offering up space on the building’s 10th floor, and already entrepreneurs are flocking for the chance to work out of the building.

It’s great to see how the new World Trade Center has grown and evolved in the years since September 11, 2001. However, many first responders continue to deal with tough health complications due to their exposure on and after that day. To learn more about your legal options, speak with an experienced New York injury attorney at Barasch, McGarry Salzman & Penson. 

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