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For those who are not familiar with the appearance of this building.


http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content...Eighth-Ave.jpg


haha i can see my apt bldg!
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2013, 6:30 AM
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NEW YORK | 111 8th Ave | 264 FT | 18 FLOORS | 1931

111 8th Ave along with 32 Avenue of the Americas and 60 Hudson St is one of the BIG THREE data centers, and carrier hotels in NYC with the other two being 60 Hudson, and 32 AofA. It is 264 Feet tall and has 18 floors. When it was completed in 1931 (same year as the other two buildings) it was called the Port of New York Authority Commerce Building. Since then it has had many names considering its size and how much space it takes up. Alternative names include 68 9th Avenue, 301 West 15th Street, and 300 West 16th Street. It has 2,900,000 square feet which is the most of the three buildings. It is the shortest of the three buildings.

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111 Eighth Avenue is a full-block Art Deco multi-use building located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and 15th and 16th Streets in the Chelsea neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of the American New York City, New York.

The building was designed by Lusby Simpson of Abbott, Merkt & Co. and completed in 1932.

It was formerly known as the Commerce Building of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and its headquarters before the World Trade Center was constructed in the 1970s, and before that it was known as the Union Inland Terminal #1, a freight terminal and warehouse.

The building most recently has been used as a carrier hotel, where multiple customers locate network, server and storage gear and interconnect to a variety of telecommunications and other network service providers. The building was the eighth-largest commercial structure in Manhattan as of 1997.

In 2010, Google, which had previously leased space in the building, contracted to purchase the entire 2,900,000-square-foot (270,000 m2) building, in a deal reported to be worth around $1.9 billion.

























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Old Posted Jan 21, 2013, 12:36 AM
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Maybe this should be merged with an existing thread on this building?

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=187098
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2013, 3:55 AM
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Question: how can the building have 2.9 million square feet if it's only 18 stories tall? A Manhattan block is 200*800, which means the building has a floor area ratio of 18.1, and of course the building doesn't rise vertically to floor 18 but rather has some setbacks.
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2013, 8:22 PM
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Formula for area is length times (*/x) width.

So, this building is 210 ft by 808 ft. So one floor is 169,680 sq ft.

Then multiply 169,680 by number of floors (18).

169,680 times 18 equals 3,054,240 sq ft.

That's three million fifty four thousand two hundred forty square feet.

NOTE, I'm not counting staircases, elevators, setbacks etc. I could count setbacks but it would take alot of calculations and time is always beaten by approximation. AND elevators and staircases would almost be impossible since I don't have the buildings blueprints.

SO 3+ million sq ft give or take and ofcourse minus setbacks.

MINOR note. The new 1 WTC has 3.5 million sq ft, which is not too off from this. But the taller you go the less floor area can be inhibited especially with a tapering design.
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It looks similar to the MetLife North Building.
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2013, 9:11 PM
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^ You know I ALWAYS thought this building could be turned into a thousand PLUS footer. While this is 200 by 800, the Metlife North is 200 by 400. I made a mockup design for an extension for this building a few months ago. If I become a big time developed in a few years this would be at the TOP of my list for conversion. Although this building wasn't built to sustain a 1400+ footer the Metlife is and that's the only problem.
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VIDEO...a look inside Google's offices...
http://live.wsj.com/video/inside-goo...B-0D940612BFA9
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Ever hungry for more space, Google considers 450...


http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...802467100.html

Space Quest: Google Needs More Offices in New York City
Internet Giant Launches Search for Room to Hold More Than 3,000 Workers




The Internet giant's headquarters, at 111 Eighth Ave. in Chelsea.


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Google Inc. has played a major role in New York's evolution into a technology center and now wants to expand further in the city, launching a search for enough space to hold more than 3,000 employees, according to several real-estate executives familiar with the hunt.

The Internet firm has been in discussions with several landlords about leasing at much as 600,000 square feet in Manhattan—about half the size of the Chrysler Building. A space that large would represent a roughly 80% expansion for the company, which first established a small outpost in New York in 2000.

Today, Google is based in the Chelsea neighborhood. The company occupies a total of about 750,000 square feet in two properties—at 111 Eighth Ave., a mammoth building that it bought in 2010 for $1.9 billion, and in Chelsea Market across Ninth Avenue. Google has run out of available space at those locations, the executives familiar with its search said.

The expansion options include 450 West 33rd St., a bulky 16-story building on 10th Avenue that used to house the New York Daily News, and the St. John's Terminal Building, a former freight rail terminal at 550 Washington St. by the West Side Highway in the West Village, people said. The company doesn't appear to be close to making a decision, and it is unlikely all of it would be occupied at once. Many tech companies have started leasing more space than they need in anticipation of growth.

Google's search is the latest sign of how important the tech sector has become to the city's economy and real-estate industry. Tech, advertising and media jobs have grown from 265,700 in 2006 to 327,100 this year, according to brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. At the same time, the financial-services industry is losing standing as New York's traditional growth engine. The number of positions dropped to 434,500 from 449,100 in 2006, Newmark said.

Much of the tech growth in Manhattan is from Bay Area tech firms, such as Google, Facebook Inc., Yahoo Inc., and Twitter Inc., which want to recruit software engineers and other who want to live in New York.

If Google ultimately leases multiple hundreds of thousands of additional square feet, it would be one of the largest corporate expansions in New York in years. A company typically puts about 500 employees in every 100,000 square feet it leases.

Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., are much bigger than its Chelsea operation. The company reported owning or leasing 7.3 million square feet in the California city as of the end of 2012, the last year it reported specifics.

But New York is the second largest outpost in the country for the company, and company executives have said the demand by its employees to live in the city was far greater than it expected.

Google's building on Eighth Avenue has 2.9 million square feet, but most of the space is occupied by other companies that have long-term leases that were signed with the previous landlord. The company has coaxed some to move; with the others, Google will simply have to wait until their leases expire—in some cases, years.

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This building reminds me of the base of that met life building that was never built

Edit: Oop, somebody already beat me, lol.
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Not really. The other building was beautiful pre-war and this is an abomination.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/city-liv...rms-1419544586

City Living Lures Technology Firms
Move to Urban Clusters Seeks to Foster Collaboration Among Employees






By ELIOT BROWN
Dec. 25, 2014


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Gradually and quietly, Google Inc. is creating something in New York that most of the city’s oldest and largest employers lack: an urban campus.

Since it first planted a flag in Manhattan in 2000, Google has expanded from a single executive working out of a Starbucks to controlling over 3.5 million square feet of space—more than the capacity of the Empire State Building.

In 2010, it paid $1.9 billion for a hulking former freight terminal and Port Authority headquarters that is one of the city’s largest buildings. Hungry for more, it leased much of the office space across the street in Chelsea Market, a onetime Nabisco factory.

This fall, Google agreed to lease a chunk of another former Nabisco factory just west of the Chelsea Market at 85 10th Ave. In all, Google now controls or occupies a strip of Manhattan buildings more than six football fields long.

There could be more to come. Google, which now has more than 4,000 employees in the city, is in preliminary talks to lease part of a former marine terminal that juts into the Hudson River across the street from its newest offices, people familiar with the matter said.

Google’s accumulation of property is a vivid example of a shift taking place nationwide. In the past, companies that needed large amounts of space often fled to low-slung campuses in the suburbs. Those that decided to keep primary operations in a city often spread other employees throughout the region in search of lower rents. For some banks, dispersion of operations became a security strategy after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

But now, more fast-growing employers, especially technology companies, are eschewing suburban campuses for clusters in cities. A chief reason: They are following the younger workers they prize, those in the millennial generation who today are in their 20s and early 30s.

Young workers today live in cities in far greater numbers than in the past, attracted in part by the live-work lifestyle, said Mitchell Moss, an urban-planning professor at New York University.

“You have a workforce that has found they function well when they’re near activities and work,” Mr. Moss said. “Suburbs are just basically too isolated.”


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Google angles for more of Chelsea Market
Unable to grow in its own West Side building a block away, the Internet giant is hoping to expand its footprint in the market to nearly 300,000 square feet.



By Daniel Geiger
December 5, 2012



https://www.6sqft.com/google-to-buy-...-more-than-2b/


Google to buy Chelsea Market building for $2.5B, the second largest single sale in NYC history





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Google has entered contract with Jamestown LP to buy the Chelsea Market building for over $2 billion. As 2018’s first billion dollars plus transaction in New York, the deal is expected to close sometime in the next two months, according to the Real Deal. This will further the tech giant’s presence in the Manhattan neighborhood; it is currently the biggest tenant at 75 Ninth Avenue and its headquarters are located across the street at 111 Eighth Avenue.


While its best known for its popular food hall, which attracts about 6 million visitors each year, Chelsea Market also features office space upstairs for tenants like Food Network and Major League Baseball. Out of the 1.2 million-square-foot building, Google currently takes up more than 400,000 square feet.
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