The American Kennel Club has signed a 60,000 s/f lease at HJ Kalikow’s 101 Park Avenue.
The organization, which advocates for responsible dog ownership, is relocating its Museum of the Dog into the 49-story tower. The museum will occupy the lobby and the adjoining third floor. Meanwhile, the group’s national headquarters will be located in the fifth floor.
The museum, which is currently located in West St. Louis County in Missouri, contains 700 original paintings, including pieces from 19th century artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer and Maud Earl. It was established in New York City in 1982 and relocated to St. Louis five years later. Plans to move the Museum of the Dog to New York City was revealed last March. At the time, the American Kennel Club did not divulge the new location for the museum.
“The AKC has found exactly what we need for our headquarters. The building is exquisite and supports the needs of our growing staff,” said Dennis Sprung, the president of the AKC.
The property is located between East 40th and East 41st Street in Midtown. Its tenant roster includes Hitachi Data Systems, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Sandow Media, Tiger Foundation and Morgan Stanley.