229 West 43rd Street

229 West 43rd Street, formerly known as The New York Times Building,[3] 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.[4][5]

229 West 43rd Street
Old NY Times Building 01
Upper floors of building (December 2009)
Former namesNew York Times Annex
The New York Times Building
General information
TypeOffice building
Architectural styleNeo-Gothic
French Renaissance (addition)
Location229 West 43rd Street
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′27″N 73°59′16″W / 40.757557°N 73.987783°WCoordinates: 40°45′27″N 73°59′16″W / 40.757557°N 73.987783°W
Construction started1912
Completed1913
Renovated1922 (addition)
1931–32 (addition)
OwnerColumbia Property Trust
ManagementColumbia Property Trust
Height
Roof267 ft (81 m)
Technical details
Floor count18
Floor area767,000 square feet (71,300 m2)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectMortimer J. Fox (original)
Ludlow and Peabody (1922 addition)
Albert Kahn (1932 addition)
DeveloperThe New York Times Company
Designated24 April 2001
Reference no.LP-2091
References
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History

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).[2] 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.[2]

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.[6] As of September 2008, 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.[7] Africa Israel officially calls it "The Times Square Building".[1]

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.[8] Later, in October 2016, Kushner used this space as a basis for a $285 million loan from Deutsche Bank.[8][9] 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.[10]

Occupants

From 2009-2016, the basement housed Discovery TSX.[11] National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, operated by Times Square Attractions Live opened in that space in 2017.[12] Since April 2013, the 5th floor has housed MongoDB Inc. (formerly 10gen), a database company.[13] 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.[14] PubMatic[15] and the Worth Global Style Network are on the 7th floor. AlphaSights is on the 4th floor.[16] As of June, 2016, Engine Group is on the 8th floor, including ORC International, Deep Focus and Moment Studio.[17] Snap Inc. currently rents 25% of the building.[18] The bottom two floors are owned by Kushner Companies.[19] Bowlmor Lanes opened some lanes in the building.[20]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Rubinstein, Dana (September 23, 2008). "Sign for The Times: Landlord Leviev Adding 32-Foot Sign to 229 West 43rd". New York Observer. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "New York Times Building". Emporis. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ Lankevich, George J. (2001). Postcards from Times Square. Square One Publishers, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 9780757001000.
  4. ^ "History of Times Square". The Telegraph. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016.
  5. ^ "The New York Times Company Enters The 21st Century With A New Technologically Advanced And Environmentally Sensitive Headquarter" (PDF) (Press release). The New York Times Company. 16 November 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008.
  6. ^ Koblin, John (April 30, 2007). "Times Building Sells (Again!) For $525 M.". New York Observer. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  7. ^ Dunlap, David W. (September 23, 2008). "Signs of Change, in Lights, for Times Square". City Room (blog of The New York Times. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Protess, Ben; Silver-Greenberg, Jessica; Drucker, Jesse (July 19, 2017). "Big German Bank, Key to Trump's Finances, Faces New Scrutiny". New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Kranish, Michael (June 25, 2017). "Kushner firm's $285 million Deutsche Bank loan came just before Election Day". Washington Post. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Dent, Wendy; Pilkington, Ed; Walker, Shaun (July 24, 2017). "Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case". The Guardian. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  11. ^ (registration required) Rothstein, Edward (June 25, 2009). "Relics From the Deep and the Dawn of Man". The New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2009.
  12. ^ Dunlap, David W. (2017-05-04). "An Ocean Beckons Where Newspapers Once Streamed". New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  13. ^ "10gen Moves to Former New York Times Building". Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Complex Networks inks sublease with Yahoo at 229 West 43rd St". therealdeal.com. December 14, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  15. ^ "Automation Solutions for Digital Advertising - PubMatic". PubMatic. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  16. ^ "Home - AlphaSights". www.alphasights.com. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "Home Page – Engine Group".
  18. ^ "229 West 43rd Street". Columbia Property Trust. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  19. ^ Snyder, Gabriel. "How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way into the Future". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  20. ^ Barry, Dan (2010-11-18). "Bowlmor Lanes in Former Newsroom of The New York Times". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-18.
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One Times Square, also known as 1475 Broadway, the New York Times Building, the New York Times Tower, or simply as the Times Tower, is a 25-story, 363-foot-high (111 m) skyscraper, designed by Cyrus L. W. Eidlitz, located at 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City.

The tower was originally built to serve as the headquarters of The New York Times, which officially moved into the tower in January 1905. Eight years later, the paper moved to a new building, 229 West 43rd Street. Even after the Times left, One Times Square remained a major focal point of Times Square due to its annual New Year's Eve "ball drop" festivities, and the introduction of an electronic news ticker at street-level in 1928.

Following its sale to Lehman Brothers in 1995, One Times Square was re-purposed with advertising billboards on its facade to take advantage of its prime location within the square. Most of the building's interior remains vacant (aside from its only major tenant, a Walgreens pharmacy which occupies its lower levels, although plans were announced in 2017 to build a new Times Square museum and observatory in part of the vacant space), while its exterior features a large number of traditional and electronic billboards. Due to the large amount of revenue generated by its ads, One Times Square is considered one of the most valuable advertising locations in the world.

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The paper is owned by The New York Times Company, which is publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, and his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper.Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record". The paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page.

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The New York Times Building (former), the building at 229 West 43rd Street in New York City that housed The New York Times from 1913 to 2007

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Times Square Ball

The Times Square Ball is a time ball located in New York City's Times Square. Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends 141 feet (43 m) in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year. In recent years, the festivities have been preceded by live entertainment, including performances by musicians.

The event was first organized by Adolph Ochs, owner of The New York Times newspaper, as a successor to a series of New Year's Eve fireworks displays he held at the building to promote its status as the new headquarters of the Times, while the ball itself was designed by Artkraft Strauss. First held on December 31, 1907, to welcome 1908, the ball drop has been held annually since, except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts.

The ball's design has been updated over the years to reflect improvements in lighting technology; the ball was initially constructed from wood and iron, and lit with 100 incandescent light bulbs. The current incarnation features a computerized LED lighting system and an outer surface consisting of triangular crystal panels. These panels contain inscriptions representing a yearly theme. Since 2009, the current ball has been displayed atop One Times Square year-round, while the original, smaller version of the current ball that was used in 2008 has been on display inside the Times Square visitor's center.

The event is organized by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, a company led by Jeff Strauss, and is among the most notable New Year's celebrations internationally: it is attended by at least 1 million spectators yearly, and is nationally televised as part of New Year's Eve specials broadcast by a number of networks and cable channels. The prevalence of the Times Square ball drop has inspired similar "drops" at other local New Year's Eve events across the country; while some use balls, some instead drop objects that represent local culture or history.

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