Over the holidays, we noted Tishman Speyer’s efforts to green Rockefeller Center, which included decorating the Christmas tree with efficient LEDs and installing 363 solar panels on the roof of 45 Rockefeller Plaza; the 70 kW array is now the largest privately-owned source of solar power generation in Manhattan. Last week, DirecTV Group, Inc. signed a 15-year, 650,000-square-foot lease for the entire fifth, sixth, and seventh floors at 1 Rockefeller Plaza, which sits between 48th and 49th Streets on the east side of Sixth Avenue.
The asking rent was $102 per square foot, and DirecTV is making a short move from its current headquarters at 1211 Sixth Avenue. Tishman Speyer, which currently has over four million square feet of office space under development in the U.S. for which it intends to seek LEED certification, represented itself in the lease negotiations, while Cushman Wakefield represented DirecTV.
- Tishman Speyer Wraps Rockefeller Center in Green for Holidays (gbNYC)
- Satellite TV Supplier Relocating to Rockefeller Center (Crain’s)