This week, Tishman Speyer announced plans for a 65-story building designed by Bjarke Ingels at the heart of Manhattan’s West Side. The Spiral will sit a block away from the north end of Manhattan’s High Line Park and will, according to Ingels, “[extend] the Highline into the skyline,” with spiral landscaped terraces wrapping around the exterior of the building. These terraces will provide an outdoor space for every floor in the building.
The Spiral will have 2.85 million square feet of space, all with unobstructed views and double-height amenity spaces connecting adjacent floors for dynamic, collaborative workflows.
“(The) tower will serve as a significant leap forward in the evolution of the modern, collaborative and sustainable workplace,” said Rob Speyer, President and CEO of Tishman Speyer.
The open plan allows for tailored tenant experiences, increasing the desirability and longevity of the building.
Located at 66 Hudson Boulevard, The Spiral is Tishman Speyer’s entrant into the 28-acre space at Hudson Yard. Three other skyscrapers are planned in the area as well, with hope of extending Midtown’s business district west as far as the Hudson River.
More information and design renderings of The Spiral can be found here.
Posted by robspeyer on February 9, 2016
Tishman Speyer has completed the purchase of One Channel Center in Boston for $316.5 million.
The 501,000-square-foot building is a newly constructed Class A office complex, designed as the workplace of the future for State Street Bank in Boston’s rapidly developing Seaport District. Constructed in 2014, the property was designed to cater to a mobile, flexible workforce with innovative infrastructure enhancements and highly efficient construction. Tishman Speyer owns two buildings on Pier 4, and is looking to expand in Boston.
“The Boston office market is currently very strong and we believe it will be strong over the long term,” said chief executive Rob Speyer. “This is a signature office building that is well-situated in what is a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood with a great future.”
One Channel Center features many amenities, including restaurants, hotels and high-end residencies. It includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, cafeteria, conference space, a 130-space bike rack and the Seaport’s newest and largest freestanding garage. The complex is anticipated to be LEED Silver certified. It is commuter-friendly; just a few steps from public transit and easily accessible to major highways.
Learn more at Tishmanspeyer.com.
Posted by robspeyer on December 14, 2015
The holiday season in New York City kicked off last night as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit during the 83rd annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center special. Illuminated with 45,000 LED lights, the 10-ton Norway Spruce from upstate New York was lit by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Jerry Speyer, Rob Speyer, and actress Jaimie Alexander, following performances by Andy Grammer, Sting, Michael Bublé and more.
The tree will be lit daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. until January 7, except for Christmas, when it will be lit for 24 hours, and New Year’s Eve, when it will be lit until 9 p.m. The tree will be milled for lumber to be used by Habitat for Humanity after the holiday season.
Read more about the ceremony here.
Posted by robspeyer on December 3, 2015
Tishman Speyer has recently unveiled plans for its upcoming Anthony’s Pier 4 project in Boston, Mass. Renderings can be seen below and on Rob Speyer’s Facebook page.
Tishman Speyer; rendering of Pier 4 – Harbor View
Tishman Speyer; rendering of Pier 4 – View from Water
Tishman Speyer; rendering of Pier 4 – Roof
Posted by robspeyer on August 25, 2015
Macy’s and Tishman Speyer announced today that the two companies will partner on an expansion of Macy’s Fulton Street store in Downtown Brooklyn, adding 10 floors of office space to enrich a key retail space in one of Brooklyn’s fastest-growing neighborhoods.
“As developer, owner and operator of such New York City icons as Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building, we are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Macy’s for our first-ever project in Brooklyn,” said Tishman Speyer Co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer said in a statement. “We believe this partnership will produce a transformative mixed-use development in one of the nation’s foremost destinations for today’s creative workers and new economy companies.”
Under the plan, the store’s interior will be completely revamped and supplemented office space featuring high 16-foot ceilings and a variety of outdoor spaces. In addition, Tishman Speyer will take over a Macy’s parking garage on Hoyt Street, with the potential for more development on the site.
The remodeled store at 422 Fulton Street will be the flagship of a new fashion hub, serving shoppers from Dumbo all the way to Manhattan Beach. The newly remodeled store will have higher windows to let in more natural light and better match the industrial spaces in the area’s immediate surroundings. Each floor, in turn, will be expanded to allow for new brands, enhancing the overall customer experience. Construction will begin in 2016 and is expected to be complete by the fall of 2018.
Posted by robspeyer on August 12, 2015
Tishman Speyer unveiled renderings on August 4 of its new mixed-use project in Boston’s Seaport District, which co-CEO Rob Speyer said he hopes will be the “brightest jewel” of the city’s waterfront.
“Our goal at Pier 4 is to create the brightest jewel of the Boston waterfront,” Speyer said. “This will be a project entirely worthy of one of the world’s great cities.”
Tishman Speyer’s plans call for a nine-story, 100-unit condo building, which will incorporate 16,800 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. The building is being jointly designed by SHoP Architects and CBT Architects.
The project will also include a 1-acre public park with waterfront access and a plaza with space for performances and dining.
Read more at Boston Herald and Boston Business Journal.
Posted by robspeyer on August 5, 2015
Tishman Speyer co-CEOs Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer announced today that the company has acquired the Quartier 205 building located in the heart of Berlin.
“We are thrilled to once again be in ownership of Quartier 205, a building that we originally developed to serve as a dynamic mixed-use experience comprising working, living and shopping in the historical center of Berlin,” said Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer. “This acquisition also constitutes our re-engagement with the Berlin real estate market, where we began over 25 years ago, and we look forward to widening our presence in this vital city in the years to come.”
Designed by the architect Oswald Mathias Ungers, Tishman Speyer originally developed and built the property following the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was completed in 1995 and contains 52,500 square meters of office, retail and residential space.
Posted by robspeyer on August 3, 2015
On July 23, Mayor de Blasio, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Department of Youth & Community announced that the city has more than doubled the number of positions available through this summer’s Ladders for Leaders program, which has provided paid internships to young New Yorkers since 2006.
This year, Ladders for Leaders has provided more than 1,000 New York City youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with professional internships, up from 475 in 2014. The effort was fueled by more than $2.2 million in financial support from private employers who responded to the city’s call for action.
Companies from across a variety of sectors in New York City, from financial services companies including Bank of America to major businesses such as Tishman Speyer, are hosting interns this summer.
“Tishman Speyer is proud to support the Ladders for Leaders program and to welcome a new group of exceptional interns this summer,” said Rob Speyer. “The tremendous success of the Ladders for Leaders program is yet another example of the power of public-private partnerships to create an even greater New York.”
Posted by robspeyer on July 24, 2015
Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer announced on July 7 that Tishman Speyer has acquired adjoining properties in Washington D.C.’s central business district. The properties, located at 2020 and 2030 M St. NW, will be redeveloped in two phases.
“Tishman Speyer has had a major presence in the nation’s capital for many years, and that will be the case for years ahead,” Jerry Speyer and Rob Speyer said in a statement. “We continue to look for opportunities to develop world-class office properties around the globe, and we are currently active in major cities across four continents. As the portfolio grows, the firm is providing notable companies with the space they need to do business, often in multiple locations.”
The properties will accommodate a new D.C. bureau for CBS as well as a multiple-tenant office building, and both will be designed and built for LEED certification. Redevelopment of the properties is expected to begin in 2016 and be completed in 2019.
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Posted by robspeyer on July 8, 2015
Rob Speyer and Jerry Speyer were recently ranked No. 9 on the Commercial Observer’s annual Power 100 list.
The Tishman Speyer Co-CEOs were praised for their continued global expansion over the past year with new acquisitions and developments in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and London, among other international cities. In particular, the Commercial Observer highlighted plans for a 2.85-million-square-foot tower at the Hudson Yards in New York City and a 103,500-square-foot office and retail building in Central London.
As the Commercial Observer noted, under the leadership of Rob and Jerry Speyer, Tishman Speyer now owns more than 98 million square feet of property around the world.
Read more at the Commercial Observer.
Posted by robspeyer on April 30, 2015