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111 Eighth Avenue is a full-block Art Deco multi-use building located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and 15th and 16th Streets in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan

The building was designed by Lusby Simpson of Abbott, Merkt & Co. and completed in 1932.[1]

It was formerly known as the Commerce Building of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and its headquarters before the World Trade Center was constructed in the 1970s, and before that it was known as the Union Inland Terminal #1, a freight terminal and warehouse.[2]

The building most recently has been used as a carrier hotel, where multiple customers locate network, server and storage gear and interconnect to a variety of telecommunications and other network service providers. The building was the eighth-largest commercial structure in Manhattan as of 1997.[3]

In 2010, Google, which had previously leased space in the building,[4] contracted to purchase the entire 2,900,000-square-foot (270,000 m2) building, in a deal reported to be worth around $1.9 billion.[5][6]

TenantsEdit

  • Armani Exchange
  • CT Corporation
  • Deutsch
  • Google
  • Lifetime Networks
  • Nike
  • WebMD
  • Livestream
  • Radio Reddit
  • Smart Choice Communications

References Edit

  1. http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/12/google-nyc/
  2. Template:Cite AIA4, p. 183.
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/19/nyregion/commercial-real-estate-behemoth-of-a-building-is-set-for-a-tenant-influx.html?emc=eta1
  4. http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/01/19/google-leases-more-space-at-111-eighth-ave/
  5. {{cite web|url=http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/12/03/wsj-google-has-bought-111-8th-avenue/
  6. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/03/nyregion/03building.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion

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