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Brookfield to reclaim 9/11 private memorial as office space

Family room in One Liberty Plaza to close down on day Sept. 11 national museum opens
April 28, 2014 09:00AM

Brookfield Office Properties plans to reclaim a private viewing room for family of September 11 victims and use it for commercial space.

Next month, the September 11 Family Room will shutter its 20th-floor space at One Liberty Plaza, a 2.3 million-square-foot Lower Manhattan tower. The closing coincides with the opening of National September 11 Memorial Museum on May 21. The family room space featured children’s toys, sofas and a variety of items from relatives of victims. Soon it will revert back to office space in need of a tenant.

Last year, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company signed a 15-year lease for 134,000 square feet across three floors at the building, as previously reported. [WSJ]Mark Maurer