I hate to be a buzz kill, but last time I checked in with Al Gore (and the teachings of Nostradamus), Lower Manhattan doesn't have that much time on its side... unless we want to turn Ground Zero into a really edgy water park?
Hey anonymous Chinese Real Estate Fund, I say scratch plans to convert GZ into another drab office campus and focus your efforts on where the real money is: Luxury Residential Condos. I mean, have you seen how Bushwick (East Williamburg or East East New York depending on where you're from) has taken off?
As a copywriter, I'd love to offer some suggestions to rebrand this HOT property:
Ground Zero: You Said You'd Never Forget, Now You Don't Have To
1 World Trade Center: For The Morbid Homeowner In All Of Us
Nine Eleven Redefined: Real. Innovative. Peaceful.
GZ: A Hip Urban Oasis... and by "Urban," We Don't Mean Black
Location. Location. Graveyard.
and my personal favorite...
Life at Ground Zero: For Those of Us Who Don't Have a Sixth Sense