Advocacy

Since its inception, the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association has advanced Rockefeller’s vision of Lower Manhattan as a global model for a modern central business district.  The organization has been an early and effective champion of these projects and initiatives which have sharpened the Downtown skyline and population.

  • District-defining commercial, residential and institutional developments including:

– The World Trade Center
– Battery Park City
– South Street Seaport
– Southbridge Housing Complex
– Murray Bergtraum High School
– One New York Plaza
– New Amsterdam Public Library
– Lower Manhattan Hospital

  • Smart and sustainable infrastructure such as:

– The adaptation of “green” building technology for new projects and retrofits
– The East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project
– The redevelopment of Battery Park

  • Post 9/11 economic revitalization:

– World Trade Center rebuilding
– The creation of the WTC & Fulton Transit Hubs
– Direct airport access
– 2005 Lower Manhattan “Marshall Plan”
– Fiterman Hall reconstruction