A Polish Institution to Debut its First U.S. Location in 35K-sf Former 9/11 Tribute Center
The home of the former 9/11 Tribute Center that shuttered during the pandemic will become a museum featuring historical experiences of Polish citizens by the Pilecki Institute. The opening of the 35,000-square-foot space at 88 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan marks the Pilecki Institute’s first location outside of Europe; and is sponsored by the Polish government’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Asking rent for the multi-level space situated at the base of the Greenwich Club Residences condominium was $60 per square foot. Pilecki Institute will be joining retail tenant Regular Coffee, which recently signed a 10-year lease at the building. The 9/11 Tribute Center that initially opened in 2006 relocated to the space in 2017, but a significant decline in revenue prompted decisions to close. Founded by the nonprofit September 11th Families’ Association, the 9/11 Tribute Center’s purpose was to provide guided tours and share first-person stories about the terrorist attacks, it is separate from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum located a few blocks north at 180 Greenwich St.