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Submariner Jan 22, 2019 10:26 PM


Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 8445154)
Is is, that's why it's here.

Ahh. I didn’t see it in the diagrams section so I wasn’t sure.

NYguy Jan 25, 2019 3:22 AM



Comning soon, 2 1,000 ft supertalls. On the left, 50 Hudson Yards, by Foster + Partners, which will be the most expensive office building ever built in NYC.

On the right, 66 Hudson Blvd., (with the crane), Bjarke Ingels' "The Spiral", which will be the new home to Pfizer.


NYguy Jan 28, 2019 11:48 PM

Tishman Speyer will use some nonunion labor at its Hudson Yards project
However, union labor accounts for 95% of awards contracts so far at the Spiral

January 28, 2019


Like its developer rival the Related Companies, Tishman Speyer won’t be going entirely union for its ambitious Hudson Yards development.

With bidding for the Spiral office tower about 75 percent complete, union labor accounts for 95 percent of awarded contracts by value, Politico reported. One of the nonunion contracts is with Top Shelf Electric.

The news comes as Related scraps with the Building and Construction Trades Council of New York over its plans to use nonunion labor at 50 Hudson Yards and the western portion of the project.

“Tishman Speyer is relying heavily upon the expertise and quality of union labor to build The Spiral,” a Tishman Speyer spokesperson told Politico. “We have established an open line of communication with Gary LaBarbera and enjoy a very productive relationship with the Building and Construction Trades Council.”

Tishman Speyer’s project is attracting interest from large corporations. Last year, pharmaceutical company Pfizer inked a 20-year-lease for 800,000 square feet at the Spiral. It will occupy floors 7 through 21 in the 2.8-million-square-foot tower. And financial giant AllianceBernstein is considering leasing space there as well.

NYguy Jan 29, 2019 5:09 PM


NYguy Feb 7, 2019 3:52 AM

FEBRUARY 5, 2019

As close as we're gonna get to these cranes...

NYguy Feb 12, 2019 4:18 PM

Zerton Feb 12, 2019 5:07 PM

Smokers are going to love this tower.

NYguy Feb 12, 2019 9:16 PM


Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 8470947)
Smokers are going to love this tower.

If they're even allowed to smoke out there. I think smoking is being phased out of public spaces, including work spaces.

Zerton Feb 13, 2019 9:55 PM


Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 8471452)
If they're even allowed to smoke out there. I think smoking is being phased out of public spaces, including work spaces.

Ah, That's probably a good thing. I'm just imagining business people on these terraces playing mini golf while puffing on cigars.

NYguy Feb 14, 2019 2:04 AM


Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 8472999)
Ah, That's probably a good thing. I'm just imagining business people on these terraces playing mini golf while puffing on cigars.

Yeah, it's being phased out now. I don't even think you can smoke in parks now, or most public spaces. Half of Manhattan smells like weed now though. ;)


ILNY Feb 18, 2019 4:21 PM

NYguy Feb 21, 2019 2:14 AM


chris08876 Feb 24, 2019 12:08 AM
Credit: Helberd

NYguy Feb 26, 2019 3:38 AM

Spin the wheel, and the tenants will land somewhere. There's always someone looking for large chunks of real estate in the Manhattan office market...

Office towers compete to win over a handful of elite tenants

By Steve Cuozzo
February 25, 2019


Five major new office towers are in frenzied competition for a handful of big tenants prowling for new Manhattan digs. Where the chips fall will have a big impact on the towers’ profitability and their developers’ fortunes.

Prominent among companies being wooed and pursued is law firm Cravath Swaine & Moore, which has 600,000 square feet at Worldwide Plaza (825 Eighth Ave.). It’s been there since 2007 and its lease is up in 2024. The 2.1 million square-foot tower is 50.1 percent owned by New York REIT Inc. in a joint venture with SL Green and RXR Realty.

According to sources, Cravath Swaine is taking a hard look at Brookfield’s Two Manhattan West, which has yet to rise; Related Cos.’ 50 Hudson Yards and Tishman Speyer’s The Spiral, both under construction; SL Green’s One Vanderbilt, which is nearly finished; and Silverstein Properties’ Three World Trade Center, which opened early last year.

CBRE Vice Chairman Lewis Miller, the broker for Cravath Swaine, declined to comment. So did reps for all of the buildings. All five belong to the elite class of new commercial skyscrapers with advanced infrastructure systems and excellent views.

None would come cheaply. Asking rents at some of the towers break $100 per square foot. But Cravath Swaine might be in a position to strike the best deal for itself at Two Manhattan West.

Brookfield plans to start building the 1.9-million-square-foot skyscraper before it’s signed any tenants
, which doesn’t mean it wouldn’t love to have at least one in its pocket first. The first tenant into a spec project always has the most bargaining power.

Plenty of space also remains available at the other new buildings. There are 1.6 million of 50 Hudson Yards’ total 2.9 million square feet; 2.05 million of The Spiral’s total 2.85 million square feet; 800,000 of One Vanderbilt’s total 1.7 million square feet; and nearly 1.5 million of Three World Trade’s 2.5 million square feet.

But sources offered a cautioning insight common in such situations — namely, that Cravath Swaine might decide to stay at Worldwide Plaza after all.

“They’re in a great position to wrestle the best terms from among six different landlords who’d kill to get them or keep them,” one insider said.

Sources said Cravath recently toured Three World Trade.

Another possible space-hunter is AIG, which is negotiating with Rockefeller Group for nearly 200,000 square feet at 1271 Sixth Ave.

The company is currently in several FiDi buildings.

Sources said AIG might also want up to 500,000 square feet, possibly at a single location Downtown.

NYguy Mar 10, 2019 6:15 PM

mrnyc Mar 11, 2019 5:05 PM

woah looks like they still have a lot more tidying up to do if its going to be opening hy this friday.

NYguy Mar 11, 2019 5:31 PM


Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 8501855)
woah looks like they still have a lot more tidying up to do if its going to be opening hy this friday.

Yeah, there will generally be construction still going on around, but everything is basically to the point where it can open. That mall was supposed to open last fall.

NYguy Mar 11, 2019 8:38 PM

AllianceBernstein nearing massive relocation deal at The Spiral
The investment firm would move its New York offices from Fisher Brothers’1345 Sixth Avenue

March 11, 2019


Investment giant AllianceBernstein is nearing a deal to to take 200,000 square feet at Tishman Speyer’s Hudson Yards development.

The investment firm – which is relocating its headquarters and 1,050 employees to Nashville – had been looking at Tishman’s The Spiral, along with Related Companies’ 50 Hudson Yards, to house its smaller staff.

However, it now appears Alliance has decided to move forward with The Spiral, according to Crain’s.

The firm currently leases 855,000 square feet at Fisher Brothers’ 1345 Sixth Avenue, where it previously held its headquarters.

If the deal pans out, AllianceBernstein will join pharmaceutical company Pfizer, which inked a 20-year-lease for 800,000 square feet at the building.

chris08876 Mar 16, 2019 1:20 PM

Spiral is in the center.
Credit: Michael Young via NYY

NYguy Mar 19, 2019 6:54 PM

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