You're Only As Attractive as Your Tenants
Sadly, this event overshadows the building today and may have had some effect on its economic viability as well. Unrelated to the crime, the building’s major tenant, the city’s Department of Transportation, moved out and the owners quickly ran into trouble with their mortgage payments. A Georgia based investment firm bought a minority stake in the building and began renovations and eventually they secured their position as the majority stake holder in the property. Numerous campaigns in the subsequent years have been made to detach the building from its notorious past, as all the real estate press about the building is clear to avoid mentioning it. Instead, successful tenants like Merrill Lynch, Skanska and Studio Daniel Libeskind are promoted as valuable tenants.