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Cooley takes 130,000 s/f at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards announced that global law firm Cooley LLP has signed a deal to relocate its New York headquarters to 55 Hudson Yards, leasing 130,000 s/f across five floors near the top of the building.

Newmark Knight Frank vice chairman Moshe Sukenik, law firm advisory services chairman Aaron Katz, vice chairman Patrick Nalls, senior managing director Michael Shuler, and director Brian Cohen represented Cooley LLP in the transaction.

Stephen Winter, vice president of commercial leasing at Related Companies, Bob Alexander, CBRE chairman Tri-State Region, and Howard Fiddle, CBRE vice chairman represented the ownership group.

Cooley will oin Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Intercept Pharmaceuticals; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; MarketAxess; Point72; and Silver Lake at the state-of-the-art office building when it opens in 2018.

Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards said, “The unprecedented commercial leasing effort at Hudson Yards has attracted over 6.4 million square feet of occupancy by some of the world’s leading businesses, and we are thrilled to welcome Cooley to the neighborhood.

“Both Cooley and its clients are well-regarded as forward-thinking and innovative, and their new park-front New York City headquarters, in this amenity-rich neighborhood, is an ideal fit for their customers and their culture, employees and future talent.”

The anticipated LEED Gold, 1.3 million gross square foot 55 Hudson Yards was designed by architect A. Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF).

Positioned at the intersection of Hudson Yards, the High Line and Hudson Park & Boulevard, it is one of the few office buildings in the city that opens directly onto a park.

It also sits adjacent to a No. 7 Subway station, which connects to nearly every other major subway line, as well as Grand Central Station.

Hudson Yards will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and restaurants, 4,000 residences, a cultural space, 14-acres of public open space, a 750-seat school and 200-room Equinox hotel.

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