Showing their steadfast commitment to Lower Manhattan, two downtown businesses opted not to migrate north following the events of 9/11 despite having to endure a three-year-long relocation process that for one included an extended period of closure. They add their names to a growing list of businesses that have done the same. One company, a law firm, celebrated its reopening last month, and the other, a radiology facility, is looking forward to doing the same at the end of December.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — 140 Broadway
The employees of Drinker Biddle & Reath are among the lucky ones. On September 11, 2001, the 16 people in their office on the 89th floor of Tower One managed to escape. The other lawyers and staff were fortuitously late to work that day.
After relocating to a space in New Jersey and then to a temporary location on Broad Street, the law firm finally found the type of space they were seeking. They moved into new offices at 140 Broadway last month. ...