Law Firm Blank Rome Signs 138,000 SF Lease in Midtown Manhattan

by David Cohen

NEW YORK CITY — Rockefeller Group has signed Blank Rome to a 138,000-square-foot office lease at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Blank Rome will occupy floors 15 through 17, as well as part of the 14th floor. The law firm plans to relocate from the Chrysler Building in 2019. Ken Rapp, David Kleinhandler, Tim Dempsey and Zachary Weil of CBRE represented Blank Rome in the transaction. Built in 1959, the 48-story skyscraper was originally designed by Harrison & Abramovitz & Harris, the architects for all of Rockefeller Center. 1271 Avenue of the Americas is currently undergoing extensive renovations designed by the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The project began in 2016 and is slated to be complete by the end of 2019. Major League Baseball and Mizuho Americas have also recently signed leases at the building.

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