It has been eight and a half years since construction started on One World Trade Center, and the city's tallest building is finally ready to open its doors. "One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, the publisher Condé Nast, on Nov. 1," the New York Times reports. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that, "One World Trade Center is set to open its doors Nov. 3 to publisher Condé Nast, its principal tenant." Hey, it's been 17 months, what's another couple days? (Since November 1 is a Saturday, this probably just means that the company will begin moving in over the weekend, and begin operations on Monday.) Condé Nast reached an agreement in August 2010 to occupy 1.1 million square feet in the 104-story tower; in May 2011, the publisher signed a 25-year lease for around $2 billion. About 2,300 employees will move in between November and February, according to the Times. Or, between November and January, if you ask the Journal.
· Condé Nast Moving Into 1 World Trade Center Next Month [NYT]
· One World Trade to Open Nov. 3, But Ceremony is TBD [WSJ]
· One World Trade Center coverage [Curbed]