Come to NYC... see the most expensive building in the world

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  1. viguera
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    Not sure how I feel about this rather high price tag....
     
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    I'm sure the rent/lease will reflect these costs...not that Manhattan is cheap to begin with. ;)
     
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    I'm sure the prices will be ridiculous, but the Port Authority has had to sweeten the deal significantly to get people to move into the building. A lot of companies were obviously forced to relocate after 9/11 and moved to Jersey or even Brooklyn, where rents are a lot cheaper.

    Then the economy blew up and after firing a bunch of people they figured out that consolidating offices in those buildings was a good way to save a buck. But that came at a price, namely long-term leases, which the PA now has to pay some companies to break.

    Not to mention that some companies (especially ones that had offices at the old site) might have an issue -- from the continuity of business / disaster recovery stance -- with moving back to an area that has been the target of two terrorist attacks already.
     
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    We're Number One! We're Number One!
     
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    First in rudeness, airport delays and expensive buildings. :)
     
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    You're right. I meant "We're Number One! We're Number One! You Other Guys Suck!"
     
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    I do not envy the insurance costs involved for the PA or anyone else. Of course, the building seems to be a bunker for the first 16 floors or so based on what I have read.
     
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    You'd think that we would send the bill to Saudi Arabia & Afghanistan!
    Do I sense a bit of jealousy??? :)

    And downtown Brooklyn is not so much cheaper than Manhattan!
     
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    It amuses me how NYC always makes the top of the rude list. At times I wonder if it's more the stereotype than anything else. That said, it seems to be the first thing many mention. I've had very good experiences in my visits.

    :)
     
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    Sounds like a stimulus package.
     
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    Well I've lived in NYC all my adult life, and even after moving to the suburbs I continue to work there, and I can tell you that while you can find a good deal of friendly people, a good portion (some will argue the majority) are intolerant of crap to the point of appearing rude.

    I find that crowds that don't move at your own pace and people with an unnecessarily friendly disposition tend to bear the brunt of it. :)
     
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    The worst thing about NYC for me are the people who suspect you as being a tourist and try to "help" you but ask for some money in the end. :rolleyes:
     
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    I agree with this. Speaking as a New Yorker (since 1978), we are more than willing to help strangers, but we don't want you to waste our time! If I'm walking down the street and you ask me for directions, I'll give them to you as succinctly as possible. But, don't tell me your life story. I don't care where you're from. I don't care why you're in New York. I just want to be on my way with a minimum of delay.

    We are brusque, but not rude! Visit Hong Kong some time and you'll never complain about New Yorkers again.
     
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    Indeed. What i love about NYers (having been born and raised there myself) is they aren't afraid to speak their mind. Much better than being smiled to before being stabbed in the back (figuratively and verbally of course).

    I've had this happen in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc. Not that I accept the 'help' to begin with, but it's the same ploy used all over the world.
     

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