229 West 43rd Street
|229 West 43rd Street|
Upper floors of building (December 2009)
|Former names||New York Times Annex|
The New York Times Building
French Renaissance (addition)
|Location||229 West 43rd Street|
Manhattan, New York City
|Owner||Columbia Property Trust|
|Management||Columbia Property Trust|
|Roof||267 ft (81 m)|
|Floor area||767,000 square feet (71,300 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Mortimer J. Fox (original)|
Ludlow and Peabody (1922 addition)
Albert Kahn (1932 addition)
|Developer||The New York Times Company|
|Designated||24 April 2001|
229 West 43rd Street, formerly known as The New York Times Building, is an 18-story (267 ft;81 m) office building, located at 229 West 43rd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue near Times Square in Manhattan, a borough of New York City. It was the headquarters of The New York Times newspaper from 1913 through 2007.
The building was built in three stages between 1912 and 1937. It was originally designed by Mortimer J. Fox, of the firm Buchman & Fox, and called the New York Times Annex because it was designed to supplement the One Times Square Times Tower, built in 1905 at Broadway and 42nd Street (which gives Times Square its name). In 1922, the Ludlow & Peabody firm designed a 100-foot (30 m) extension on the west side as well as a five-story setback attic level in the style of the French Renaissance, including the Mansard roofs. From 1930 to 1932, architect Albert Kahn designed a further expansion to the west including a second lobby and roof-top studio. Further expansions included a 12-story New York Times North building adjoining it to the north on 44th Street.
The New York Times Company sold the building in 2004 to Tishman Speyer Properties for $175 million. Tishman sold it to Africa Israel Investments in 2007 for $525 million. As of September 2008[update], Africa Israel was in the midst of a $175 million renovation including adding a new sign on the top and replacing a digital clock in place since 1962 with an analog version. Africa Israel officially calls it "The Times Square Building".
In 2015, Jared Kushner purchased $295 million worth of space in the former New York Times Building on 43rd Street near from Lev Avnerovich Leviev's firms Africa Israel Investments and Five Mile Capital. Later, in October 2016, Kushner used this space as a basis for a $285 million loan from Deutsche Bank. These deals attracted special counsel Robert Mueller's attention as possible ties between Trump family real estate deals and Russian money interests while he is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.
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From 2009-2016, the basement housed Discovery TSX. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, operated by Times Square Attractions Live opened in that space in 2017. Since April 2013, the 5th floor has housed MongoDB Inc. (formerly 10gen), a database company. Some of the 6th and 7th floors is Snapchat, as well the entire 15th and 16th (top) floors and the 16th floor 673 sq ft tower. Yahoo! is on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th floors. In December 2017, Complex Networks subleased 80,000 square feet of space from Yahoo. PubMatic and the Worth Global Style Network are on the 7th floor. AlphaSights is on the 4th floor. As of June, 2016, Engine Group is on the 8th floor, including ORC International, Deep Focus and Moment Studio. Snap Inc. currently rents 25% of the building. The bottom two floors are owned by Kushner Companies. Bowlmor Lanes opened some lanes in the building.
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