Health insurance behemoth Aetna is on the move, inking a 165,000-square-foot deal to take all of the office space at Vornado’s gleaming new Rafael Vinoly-designed boutique 61 Ninth Avenue trophy tower for its new corporate HQ.
IBM’s fledgling Watson Group business unit has agreed to anchor the trophy boutique 51 Astor Place office tower in a deal that has important implications for the Silicon Alley/Midtown South submarket generally.
A fledgling hedge fund has found its new home at 510 Madison Avenue: Boston Properties’ 350,000-square-foot, 30-story boutique trophy office tower in the heart of Midtown’s Plaza District.
Nearly a year after the Landmarks Commission did the same, the New York City Department of Buildings has approved the zoning plan for 837 Washington Street, a planned 6-story, LEED Gold mixed-use tower in the Meatpacking District.
The Houston-based developer Hines has secured construction financing that will allow it to proceed with 7 Bryant Park, a 28-story LEED-hopeful trophy office tower in Midtown.
The U.S. General Services Administration has, finally, formally signed its 20-year, 270,000-square-foot lease for six floors (50 through 55) at the LEED Gold-hopeful 1 World Trade Center: rent is rumored to be in the low $50s per square foot.