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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 4:20 PM
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Milstein plans $100M renovation of
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Developer abandons plans of building new tower


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Howard Milstein abandoned the idea of tearing down office tower 335 Madison Avenue and now wants to spend $100 million renovating it instead.

The developer plans to expand the building’s so-called Urban Tech Hub, which offers free incubator space and below-market rents to technology firms, from 100,000 to 250,000 square feet. The New York Post reported renovation plans also call for a new lobby, lower facade and 150,000 square feet of new retail space and amenities.

The Post reported on Milstein’s plans to tear down the property in 2015. The 1.1-million-square-foot tower is connected to Grand Central Terminal and sits next to SL Green Realty’s office development One Vanderbilt.

SL Green recently reported that it won’t start leasing until 2018, leading to concern among some analysts.

Milstein made headlines in 2015 when animal rights activists protested outside his home after the New York Blood Center, which Milstein chaired, withdrew funds from a chimpanzee facility.
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Milstein plans $100M renovation of
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Developer abandons plans of building new tower


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Milstein didn't have the money to build a new tower. The plan of renovation isn't a good deal, it is better to sell the tower.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2018, 4:05 AM
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Been waiting to see how SHoP will redevelop this building. No plans yet, but ome details...


http://rew-online.com/2018/06/05/335...pany-building/

335 Madison to become ‘vertical tech campus,’ rebranded Company Building

BY KYLE CAMPBELL
JUNE 5, 2018


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Once destined for the wrecking ball, Howard Milstein’s 335 Madison Avenue will be reborn as a vertical tech campus with all 1.1 million s/f being used to house and support startups.

Through a new enterprise called Company, Milstein Properties will pour $150 million into modernizing the 1984 office building, outfitting it with state-of-the-art fiber optics, an ironclad cybersecurity system and 150,000 s/f of new amenities and retail.

Floors three through seven will be home to the startup tenants, which will be hand-picked by Company based on not only their business credentials but also corporate values, Company co-founder and CEO Matthew Harrigan said. Higher floors will be reserved for established global brands but only those that are willing to collaborate with the budding companies below.

“The idea is to have a building that houses the entire tech ecosystem under one roof,” Harrigan said. “For potential tenants, it’s not just a question of whether you’re interested in joining Company but whether you can add value to Company and contribute to the tech community we’re trying to cultivate.”

At the property, which Harrigan said will be rebranded as The Company Building, 250,000 s/f will be designated for between 150 and 200 new ventures while 700,000 s/f will be set aside for 10 to 30 enterprise tenants. The remaining space will be for amenities such as a pool, a gym, a medical center, a creative studio, event spaces, dining venues and a terrace with a bar and a view of nearby Grand Central Station.

SHoP Architects will oversee the design of the overhauled office tower.

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Previously, Howard Milstein toyed with the idea of tearing down the 335 Madison to build a new, state-of-the-art tower that could take advantage of the Vanderbilt Avenue rezoning that paved the way for SL Green to assemble the development rights for One Vanderbilt. However, the company backed down from that plan in 2015. The next year, the company received a grant from the city to expand its startup offices.

Grand Central Tech will still occupy 15,000 s/f within The Company Building and continue to offer free space to selected programs. The rest of the building will operate on a traditional rent model.

Renovations at the site will be rolled out in phases, with the first new office space coming online in August followed by the terrace in October; the hotel-style lobby and bars in January 2019 then retail and other amenities later next year.

Harrigan said the goal is not to compete with other tech-centric development in the city, such as the rising office parks in Hudson Yards and FiDi, or even with the sprawling campuses of Silicon Valley. However, he said 335 Madison will have the advantage of having all ends of the startup lifecycle, “from soup to nuts,” in one single location.

“This is one tower so people won’t be distributed across buildings, they’ll be distributed across different floors,” Harrigan said. “They’ll share a pool, bars and restaurants with other people who they can collaborate with and that’s really going to drive the interactivity that makes the notion of a tech campus exciting in the first place.”
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That's a shame. 335 Madison is a uniquely hideous building in that neighborhood; it was the best candidate for a redo into a new tower. I hope ShOp totally guts the exterior.
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The tower must be sold and not renewed. In this area it is useless to open office spaces for the startups. There are other good places in New York for startups.
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I think that this will be a short-term fix and that it will be razed in twenty years. Milstein is just not ready to go that route now.
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probably good for the city as a transit-oriented tech hub, but certainly boring for us skyscraper nerds.

First Look at Company, the SHoP Architects-Designed Vertical Tech Campus in NYC

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1970 much?
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1970 much?
For real. The lobby looks like a dying mall.
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It's like they're sending the building back in time.
This would make more sense if the building had a 70's Internationalist exterior, but it's 80s Pomo.
Everything from the furniture in the renderings to the framed Audobon Society bird prints is sooo 70s. It's almost kitschy.
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This building is horrible, and needs to be demolished/replaced with a supertall under the new Midtown zoning.

The "vertical tech campus" idea is gimmicky marketing fluff. This neighborhood is dominated by finance, not tech. If Milstein can't do the job, he needs to sell to someone who can.
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I think it'll probably come down within the next 20 years.



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