GSA, U.S Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection plan to move their regional or New York offices into the building in order to fulfill a goal to help redevelop the World Trade Center after 9/11, GSA said Tuesday.
“We are excited to return to the World Trade Center Complex, which federal agencies have been a part of since 1973,” said Dan Tangherlini, administrator for GSA.
“From the day that the Port Authority started planning reconstruction, the federal government committed to remaining an important part of this building and the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan,” Tangherlini added.
The agencies plan to move into floors 50 through 55 of the building and to build collaborative and flexible work areas meant to reduce each agency’s footprint by approximately 40 percent.
GSA’s regional headquarters and USACE New York District office will leave the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Manhattan, while CBP’s New York Field Office will move from a leased office in Midtown Manhattan.
GSA obtained a lease agreement from Port Authority in 2012 to rent about 270,000 feet of space in One World Trade Center for a 20-year initial term.