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The new downtown: Lower Manhattan reborn 15 years after 9/11

The new downtown: Lower Manhattan reborn 15 years after 9/11

NEW YORK — Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn.

The revitalization of the city's downtown, powered by $30 billion in government and private investment, includes not just the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site, but also two new malls filled with upscale retailers, thousands of new hotel rooms and dozens of eateries ranging from a new Eataly to a French food hall, Le District.

The statistics are stunning. There are 29 hotels in the neighborhood, compared to six before 9/11. More than 60,000 people live downtown, nearly triple the number in 2000. And last year, the area hosted a record 14 million visitors, according to...

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