W. 34th is looking for Prime for Amazon: sources

Maybe Amazon lands in another building in the Amazonasgasse.

For the company owned by Jeff Bezos papers were designed to lease the remainder of the 460 W. 34th St. of SL Green – about 400,000 square feet, it said.

In April, the Republic Bank signed a lease on 211,521 square feet from April 2021 on the floor, the mezzanine and the floors two to six. It will include two bank branches.

According to CoStar, there are still 224,471 square feet in the seventh to 12th floor and another 186,641 square feet in the 14th to the 20th floor.

There is no 13th floor in the 638,000 square foot industrial building, formerly known as the Master Printers Building.

The building is located on the entire block front of Tenth Avenue between W. 33rd and 34th streets across from Hudson Yards.

The current brass and marble lobby will be relocated to West 33rd Street, where a modern lobby with glass boxes will be installed. The old facade is retouched in a shade of gray, while some 9-foot industrial-style windows, elevators and double-height showcases are created. In addition, a key tenant convenience, a new 5,000 square foot rooftop, will include a 3,000 square foot lounge.

Brian Waterman, Scott Klau and Erik Harris of Newmark Knight Frank represented SL Green, and both companies declined to comment. Amazon did not respond immediately.

Remember, this is a lease contract, nothing is set in stone, and big tech companies were notoriously baffled – they looked at everything and jumped from one project to the next while builders loaded them with treats. Of course, Amazon broke up on Valentine's Day with Long Island City.

Amazon already has approximately 1.6 million square feet along the West 34th Street Corridor and plans to create an additional 800,000 to 1 million square feet in the region.

The additional space could end up in Brookfield's Manhattan West, in any Hudson Yards project, in Vornado's Farley building, or in the quietly-rehabilitated redevelopment of the Tishman Speyer Morgan Post Office, which will also have a huge and beautiful rooftop deck.

Meanwhile, Related, as Crain reported, has lured Facebook up to 1.8 million square feet in 50 Hudson yards, but would pull in 55 and 30 Hudson yards as 50 are being built.

According to CBRE, technical talent in the Greater Big Apple area increased by 4 percent to 264,000 jobs in 2018 and by 44 percent since 2011.

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