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The Plan: 1155 Avenue of the Americas Gets a Penthouse

When law firm White & Case decided to leave 460,000 square feet at 1155 Avenue of the Americas two years ago, the Durst Organization was faced with a conundrum: More than half of the 790,000-square-foot building would be vacant, and the monolithic 1980s office tower desperately needed to be renovated.

Publication Commercial Observer
Date 2019-10-11
Author Rebecca Baird-Remba

Durst’s Sven At Queens Plaza Park Passes Halfway Mark As Façade Work Begins, In Long Island City

Queens Plaza Park’s glass façade is rapidly ascending at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Construction of the curved reinforced concrete superstructure is nearing the halfway mark of the residential skyscraper, known as Sven, which will eventually stand 755 feet tall, making it the second-tallest building in Queens

Publication New York YIMBY
Date 2019-10-02
Author Michael Young

Another Major Landlord Is Launching Its Own Flexible Office Arm

One of New York City’s best-known landlords, the Durst Organization, is inserting itself into the flexible office leasing world with its brand-new offering, "Durst Ready." The leasing arm is due to launch next week and will offer spaces between 2,500 and 25K SF, The Real Deal reports.

Publication Bisnow
Date 2019-10-01
Author Miriam Hall

Durst Ready: Developer to launch flexible office space arm

When the Durst Organization rejected WeWork’s bid to take 12 floors at One World Trade Center last year, the developer had an idea for its own flexible office space operation.

Publication The Real Deal
Date 2019-09-26
Author Kathryn Brenzel

Montessori School Opening Far West Side Campus

A Montessori school with locations in Russia and Canada inked a deal to take the last remaining retail space in Durst Organization’s three-building complex on the Far West Side, Commercial Observer has learned.

Publication Commercial Observer
Date 2019-09-19
Author Nicholas Rizzi
675 Third Avenue- Green Roof Installation
Installation of the 675 Third Avenue Green Roof. First, the garden fabric is laid out over the full length of the rooftop as a base for the growing. Next, square sod pads are laid on top of the strips of garden fabric. A walking area is installed around the perimeter of the sod for the caretakers. Finally, the sod pads are planted, watered, and left to grow.