Last month, a number of real estate developers were vying to buy a minority stake in One World Trade Center, also known to the patriotic as Freedom Tower, because, as one stated, it "has real international significance, and it’s important for New York." Now the NY Times reports that there may be enough international significance to prompt publisher Conde Nast to move its publications there.

The Times calls it "a potential coup for the signature skyscraper" and says that "secret" talks are taking place about Conde Nast possibly taking up to 1 million square feet. Alliance for Downtown New York president Elizabeth Berger thrills at the idea of Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, etc. staffers traipsing on Church Street, "It’s the perfect place for them. The lunch crowd will be very well dressed. And where else can you go to Tiffany and Century 21 on your lunch hour? Lower Manhattan is increasingly a place where progressive, interesting companies want to be. They’d do for us what Condé Nast did for Times Square when they built their current building."

Conde Nast's spokesman told the Times, "At this time we’ve got nothing to say."