The Hartford Financial Services Group, whose NY offices at 7 World Trade Center were destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, announced that it has moved into new permanent office space at 2 Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
Hartford’s NYC regional office, which handles primarily sales and administration for business, specialty and group benefit lines in the NY metropolitan area, now occupies 150,000 square feet between 32nd and 33rd streets, replacing temporary facilities on Long Island, in New Jersey, Westchester County and Connecticut.
“The Hartford has long had a presence in New York City and it was important for us to reestablish ourselves in Manhattan as quickly as possible,” stated Peter Holland, a Hartford Sr. VP. “In less than 24 hours of the horrific event, we were able to shake hands on a deal for a new home in New York City.”
While midtown Manhattan is welcoming a number of new tenants, the Wall Street area is only slowly recovering from the Sept. 11 disaster. One Liberty Plaza, which was damaged in the attacks, reopened officially on October 25, but the area is still strewn with debris, and it will be several weeks before tenants are expected to be able to actually reoccupy their offices.
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