WMBC-TV Signs 10-Year Broadcasting Lease at One World Trade Center

The Durst Organization today announced that WMBC-TV has signed a 10-year lease to relocate from Montclair, New Jersey to One World Trade Center. In August WMBC-TV will join 10 other New York City area stations, including CBS2 NY (WCBS-TV), NBC 4 New York (WNBC) and FOX 5 New York (WNYW), already broadcasting full-time from One World Trade Center. The One World Trade Center broadcast facility provides television stations with optimal coverage in New York City and is engineered will full redundancy of all critical systems for maximum reliability.

“We are thrilled to have WMBC broadcast from One World Trade Center,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Organization. “OWTC is the zenith of broadcasting for the tri-state area, and we look forward to adding another station to its dial in 2022.”
Senior Vice President of Business & Strategic Partnerships Robert Becker and director of broadcast communications Marc Musgrove of The Durst Organization handled negotiations for Durst Broadcasting LLC with Robert M. Kessler, Member, and Jean S. Tom, Of Counsel, of Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. representing The Durst Organization in the transaction.
WMBC-TV is an independent full-power station that features a mix of multicultural programming and news.

Dominating the Lower Manhattan skyline, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and home to the largest community of media and tech innovators. The 3.1 million-square-foot LEED Gold Certified skyscraper features premier office space and some of the most spectacular views in the world.

The state-of-the-art architectural, environmental, and structural enhancements of One World Trade Center incorporate the latest technologies and innovations at the cutting edge of efficient skyscraper design. Located on the 64th floor adjacent to the Sky Lobby, Well& By Durst, a full-service 25,000 square foot amenity space exclusively for the tenants of One World Trade Center and their guests, serves as a world-class corporate and social hub, purpose-built to foster creativity, collaboration, and community. A platform for wellbeing and a place to cultivate calm, Well& By Durst is designed to energize, inspire, and connect guests in a healthy and productive environment.

Built by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The Durst Organization in a unique public-private partnership, One World Trade Center sets a new standard of design, construction, and prestige. Bringing a wealth of private sector experience to One World Trade Center, The Durst Organization is responsible for marketing, leasing, and managing the property.

The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and over three million square feet of residential rental properties with 3,400 rental apartments built, and over 3,500 in the pipeline. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings where people live, work and thrive. www.durst.org

Date 2022-01-13
Author The Durst Organization