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Microsoft in talks to become Midtown South’s newest tech tenant

October 16, 2012 03:00PM

From left: Bill Gates and 641 Sixth Avenue (credit: PropertyShark)

Riding a trend that is propelling the Midtown South office-leasing market, Microsoft is in talks to lease a 22,000-square-foot space at 641 Sixth Avenue, the New York Observer reported. The deal would be for the entire 7th floor of the SL Green building.

It’s not clear how Microsoft would use the space. The company already has its New York headquarters at 1290 Sixth Avenue; the company occupies some 250,000 square feet there. Microsoft was reportedly in talks to move its local headquarters space to 11 Times Square.

As previously reported, Microsoft was bumped from taking space at 250 West 55th Street, after two law firms inked deals there — leaving Microsoft with the top floors, which were too expensive.

Microsoft is set to open a holiday pop-up shop in the Time Warner Center. [NYO]

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