After Sandy, lower Manhattan limps back to life - Article Photos 5/7

In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo, chief engineer Mike Lahm stands inside the damaged basement of 120 Wall Street in New York. The basement was totally submerged during Superstorm Sandy. Parts of lower Manhattan’s Financial District are still laboring to recover nearly a month after Sandy. A real estate consulting firm says that of the nearly 50 office buildings shut down after Sandy buffeted the Financial District, about half have reopened. Some of the others that are home to large financial and law firms still could be closed for weeks, if not months. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)