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Old Posted Feb 15, 2012, 4:47 PM
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Renderings Revealed, Tenants Rumored for 51 Astor Place




Wednesday, February 15, 2012, by Sara Polsky

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Developer Edward Minskoff describes his Starbucks-crushing 51 Astor Place office building as "black glass with black granite and silver fins," and for a few years now we've had just one rendering to demonstrate that. Now the building's teaser website is up, with a few more images of the 12-story Fumihiko Maki-designed building. Above, one look we haven't seen before. A few notable building features: a private green roof on the fifth floor, a tenant-accessible green roof on the 13th floor, and an urban plaza on the corner of Astor Place and Third Avenue. The lobby will include a James Carpenter-designed art installation "constructed of back-lit cast glass, which complements the building's overall design." The Astor Place plaza, meanwhile, gets an Alexander Calder sculpture.

Minskoff has said he hopes to fill the building with high-tech companies, investment banks, and/or advertising firms. A tipster tells us that IBM and Microsoft have both expressed interest in leasing the entire building. But nothing's been decided yet.









Official website...
http://www.51astorplace.com/

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