Back in April, AOL opened up its new headquarters at 770 Broadway , which dates from 1903 and was designed by Daniel Burnham. The 15-story tower spans the entire block between East 8th and 9th Streets and is currently in pursuit of a LEED for Existing Buildings (“LEED-EB”) rating. In an effort to demonstrate that there is still good green real estate news here in New York City, AOL has announced that it will take the tower’s entire sixth floor (76,000 square feet) from owner Vornado , bumping its total at 770 Broadway to around 228,000 square feet across three floors.
Architects Mancini Duffy designed AOL’s interiors, which are currently seeking an unspecified level of LEED for Commercial Interiors (“LEED-CI”) certification, though it’s unclear whether the firm will also design the company’s sixth floor addition. As we noted previously, 770 Broadway is landmarked and was the former home of the Wanamaker Department Store. Jones Lang LaSalle represented AOL in the lease negotiations for the sixth floor addition. We’ll have more details- including those relating to the office space and building’s green features- once they’re made available.