Lower Manhattan Limps Back To Life After Sandy

NEW YORK (November 26, 2012)--Parts of lower Manhattan's Financial District are still working to recover nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy struck.

A real estate consulting firm says about half of the nearly 50 office buildings shut down after Sandy buffeted the Financial District have reopened.

Some of the others that are home to large financial and law firms still could be closed for weeks, if not months.

Heavy flooding on Oct. 29 caused severe damage to internal power systems housed in building basements.

Teams of contractors, many from other parts of the country, have been working nonstop to restore them.

Also hard-hit was the South Street Seaport.

The popular tourist destination remains a ghost town.

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