Lower Manhattan coalition unites Congressional rivals in call for more affordable housing at 5 World Trade Center

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A Lower Manhattan group demanding a proposed 1.3 million-square-foot tower on the empty publicly owned lot on the World Trade Center development site drew a crowd of supportive legislators on Tuesday.

The group, named the Coalition for a 100% Affordable 5WTC, held the rally ahead of a public comment period planned for Sept. 15 on the state’s plan to lease the 5WTC site to Brookfield Properties and Silverstein Properties, for the construction of a tower containing 1.345 million square feet of office, retail, housing and community space.

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