Big Apple Construction Market Still Suffering after World Trade Center Attacks

The stagnant economy, the dot-com bust and the terrorist attacks all wreacked havoc on New York City's construction market.

“It's slow,” said Bob Mann, chairman of E-J Electric. “The general contractors are trying to find work, and so is everybody else. Projects aren't really going ahead as planned and the major corporations aren't taking space in the office buildings.”

Although lower Manhattan lost 11 million square feet of office space when the Twin Towers collapsed, other b

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