The NYC-based firm, known for providing award-winning architectural services and specializing in quality sustainable design, will relocate its headquarters to a portion of the 27th floor of the 35-story, 870,000 square-foot office tower as part of its 11-year lease. The practice is expected to move from its current 10,307-square-foot office at 55 Broad Street in the third quarter of 2023.
Rudin recently finalized the sale of 55 Broad Street to Silverstein Properties and Metro Loft Management, which intend to convert the building to 571 residential units. Rudin will retain an equity stake in the project.
“We are pleased to be able to accommodate Curtis & Ginsberg’s move to One Battery Park Plaza as 55 Broad Street embarks on its next chapter. Their decision to remain within our portfolio is indicative of Rudin’s history of creating long-term relationships with our tenants,” said Michael Rudin, Executive Vice President of Rudin.
“We are excited to stay in Lower Manhattan and look forward to expanding our space at One Battery Park Plaza, which will enhance our collaborative work environment and mission of providing designs that enhance communities,” remarked R. Darby Curtis AIA, Managing Partner of Curtis + Ginsberg.
One Battery Park Plaza was originally constructed by the Rudins in 1971 and features original architecture by Emery Roth & Sons and a renovated Italian marble lobby by Specter DeSouza Architects. Floor plates in the building range from 27,000 to 29,000 square feet and offer sweeping views of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and Battery Park.
One Battery Park Plaza has achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating, is WiredScore Platinum certified and utilizes Nantum, the world’s most advanced building operating system. Nantum OS is the flagship product of Prescriptive Data, a privately held smart building automation company focused on using artificial intelligence to improve efficiency, decrease carbon emissions and optimize tenant comfort.
This follows last year’s announcement of five new leases, totaling more than 100,000 square feet with SFA Agency LLC, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, the International Refugee Assistance Project, Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson, and Cullen and Dykman. Additional major tenants at the property include Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Seward & Kissel, Meridian Capital, The Partnership for New York City, the New York City Fire Pension Fund and CetraRuddy.
Kevin Daly, Vice President at Rudin, represented building ownership in the transaction. Curtis + Ginsberg was represented by Ruth Colp-Haber of Wharton Property Advisors.