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World Trade Center reopens as Condé Nast employees arrive for first day of work

Employees of the magazine publisher Condé Nast arrived for their first day of work at 1 World Trade Center Monday morning, marking the reopening of the site thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Charles Townsend, the CEO of the magazine publisher and media company, faced cameras as he entered the skyscraper, which fills the hole in the New York City skyline left by the destruction of the Twin Towers in 2001.

Condé Nast is the first tenant to move into the building. Office space has also been leased to the government’s General Services Administration and the trade and cultural exchange group, China Center, among others.

On Twitter, users shared photos of the building’s interior on its first day of operation, as well as images of building’s entrance and its silhouette against the New York City skyline.

In a statement, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, “One World Trade Center serves as a symbol of the resilience of the people of New York … This is a tremendous day for all New Yorkers, proving once again that the spirit of resurgence and community lives on stronger than ever before.”

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