1 WTC seeks broadcast antenna to lure stations

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Posted: Mar 06, 2012 9:05 AM
1 WTC seeks broadcast antenna to lure stations

Officials at the 1,776-foot World Trade Center tower want to install a broadcast antenna in an effort to attract radio and television stations currently broadcasting from the Empire State Building.

The senior vice president of the Durst Organization, Thomas Bow, tells the Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/xupqXR) the development firm wants the tower to become the premiere broadcast facility in New York City, just like the original towers had been before the terrorist attacks in 2001.

A spokesman for Malkin Holdings, an owner of the Empire State Building, declined to comment.

Durst says it expects to be able to take in about $10 million a year in rents and fees from potential broadcasters.

The tower is currently under construction. It's expected to be completed at the end of 2013.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com