Lower Manhattan Offices Suffer from Sandy

Morgan Stanley and AIG are among the companies that face possible delays returning to their buildings.

In any kind of “normal” flood, water would never reach 80 Pine St., a 39-story tower two blocks inland from the lower Manhattan waterfront, landlord William Rudin said.

Last night, his Rudin Management Co. was pumping out the basement, and he was grateful the building manager and engineer weren’t seriously hurt when water poured in as they were shutting down steam lines and checking equipment.

Necessary Assessments

That 1.1 million-square-foot building is just across the FDR Drive from the East River, a block east of 80 Pine.

Silverstein Building

Brookfield is lower Manhattan’s largest office landlord.

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