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  • From left: Douglas Durst and 601 West 57th Street

    From left: Douglas Durst and 601 West 57th Street

    Federal prosecutors slapped the Durst Organization with a lawsuit Wednesday, charging that the developer’s Helena tower is in violation of the Fair Housing Act. [more]

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  • 655-third

    655 Third Avenue and Karen Kuznick

    The Big East Conference, a collegiate league which competes in NCAA Division I sports, has landed an office at Durst Organization’s Midtown East tower at 655 Third Avenue.

    The 10-year lease covers the 13,740-square-foot seventh floor, which will undergo a full renovation. Asking rent for the space is $54 per square feet, according to CoStar Group data cited by the New York Post. Durst leasing associate Karen Kuznick represented the landlord in-house, while Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brokers Jeffrey Rosenblatt and Bill Harvey represented the tenant. [more]

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  • 1-wtc-rend

    One World Trade Center (Inset: David Velazquez and Louis Freeh)

    The Durst Organization, in charge of security at One World Trade Center, has tapped Freeh Group International, a firm headed by former FBI director Louis Freeh, to help beef up security at the building. The move follows a recent security breach, which saw a 16-year-old boy manage to sneak up to the rooftop of the building to take photographs. [more]

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  • WTC fence to come down after 13 years

    January 27, 2014 08:38AM
    The fence at the World Trade Center site

    The fence at the World Trade Center site

    A fence that has cordoned off the World Trade Center site from the rest of Downtown for the past 13 years is set to come down – at least partially – in 2014. The move will allow visitors to the 9/11 Memorial to move freely between the memorial and the neighborhood, according to Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. [more]

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  • 205-east-42nd-street

    Durst’s Tom Bow and 205 East 42nd Street

    The Durst Organization has turned again to Winick Realty Group, this time to market the retail space at Durst’s condominium 205 East 42nd Street.

    The 21-story condo, located between Second and Third avenues, features a 5,636-square-feet ground-floor space and 2,069-square-foot lower level space. It has 60 feet of frontage along 42nd Street. Last year, Durst made Winick the leasing agent for retail spaces in two nearby Midtown East office towers: 202 East 42nd Street and 655 Third Avenue, where Winick has its headquarters.  [more]

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  • Tweeting Trump disses Durst

    December 24, 2013 09:55AM
    From left: Donald Trump, Robert Durst and Douglas Durst

    From left: Donald Trump, Robert Durst and Douglas Durst

    Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to spar with fellow real estate titan Douglas Durst. The Donald claimed that Durst’s treatment of his estranged brother, Robert, is what made Robert, who served three years in prison for decapitating a Texas neighbor, “angry.” [more]

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  • A rendering of City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

    A rendering of City Point in Downtown Brooklyn

    A megaproject in Downtown Brooklyn — Acadia Realty Trust’s City Point – led the pack of the city’s 10 largest new developments approved in November. But plenty of other mammoth projects in Manhattan and elsewhere in the five boroughs made the list, according to a PropertyShark analysis of city Department of Buildings permits issued last month, ranked by square footage. Read on for a full list. [more]

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  • A rendering of 625 West 57th Street

    A rendering of 625 West 57th Street

    The retail at the Durst Organization’s glass pyramid tower at 625 West 57th Street has officially hit the market. The retail space at the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed building will have ceilings up to 27 feet tall, and the one of the commercial units, located on the corner of West 57th Street and Twelfth Avenue, will contain about 27,000 square feet of space. [more]

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  • gilmartin-durst

    From left: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Cynthia Nixon and Douglas Durst

    Real estate heavyweights MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO of Forest City Ratner, and Douglas Durst, head of the Durst Organization, were among 60 chosen for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s transition team. Their task is to advise the incoming mayor on who to appoint to his administration. [more]

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  • Douglas Durst and One World Trade Center (right)

    Douglas Durst and One World Trade Center (right)

    The Durst Organization’s 1 World Trade Center is officially the country’s tallest tower at 1,776 feet, according to a ruling today from the nonprofit council that judges building height. [more]

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  • One World Trade Center against the FiDi skyline

    One World Trade Center against the FiDi skyline

    Starting tonight, 1 World Trade Center will add its shimmer to the New York City skyline. [more]

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  • 55 Water Street

    55 Water Street

    Though the Manhattan office leasing market continued to get stronger in the third quarter, the number of big-ticket deals fell considerably – indeed, only two deals were valued north of $100 million, compared to seven in the previous quarter, according to The Real Deal’s quarterly ranking of Manhattan’s most valuable office leases. Read the full story and see the slideshow after the jump.

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  • From left: a rendering of the interior of 1 World Trade Center, Tara Stacom of Cushman & Wakefield and a rendering of the lobby at 1 World Trade Center

    From left: a rendering of the interior of 1 World Trade Center, Tara Stacom of Cushman & Wakefield and a rendering of the lobby at 1 World Trade Center

    One World Trade Center, the possibly 1,776-foot-tall office behemoth has “gone from being a construction site to being an office building,” a representative for developer the Durst Organization said. The tower opened its model offices on the 64th floor to the press this morning, but current leasing efforts are seeing mixed results. [more]

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  • A Banksy mural and One World Trade Center (center)

    A Banksy mural and One World Trade Center (center)

    The latest work by the street artist known as Banksy is a response to the New York Times rejecting a proposed op-ed he wrote, condemning 1 World Trade Center. Banksy described the tower, in his rejected piece, as “104 floors of compromise.” He also said that the building “lacks any self-confidence,” and “looks like something they would build in Canada.” The tower, being built by the Durst Organization, is a suggestion that “the glory days of New York are gone,” Banksy accused, in the op-ed. [more]

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  • Douglas Durst and One World Trade Center (right)

    Douglas Durst and One World Trade Center (right)

    The Durst Organization will find out early next month whether their mammoth One World Trade Center project is in fact, technically, the country’s tallest tower. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a nonprofit that is the industry’s go-to source for determining skyscraper height, will determine the height of the building that its developers (Durst and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) say soars to 1,776 feet. [more]

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  • The October issue is live!

    October 01, 2013 01:22PM
    The Real Deal October 2013

    The Real Deal October 2013

    Who owns New York City?  In the real estate industry, it’s a question that has far more than existential value. This month, The Real Deal looked at the city’s top 10 real estate families – household names such as Speyer, Rudin and Durst – and broke them down by how much property they own and how much money they make off them, in our September cover story “NYC’s real estate dynasties”, now available online. [more]

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  • Inset: Robert Durst and 860 Fifth Avenue

    860 Fifth Avenue (inset: Robert Durst)

    The real estate broker wife of disgraced industry scion Robert Durst, whom he married shortly before being absolved of his neighbor’s murder, has listed her Fifth Avenue co-op. [more]

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  • Developers bring lobbies back to limelight

    September 23, 2013 10:47AM
    A rendering of the lobby at One Bryant Park

    A rendering of the lobby at One Bryant Park

    Office lobbies, seen in recent times by New York City architects as an afterthought, are making a design comeback as landlords such as Vornado Realty Trust and the Durst Organization recognize the value of creating a powerful first impression on prospective tenants. [more]

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  • One World Trade Center and Tara Stacom (inset)

    One World Trade Center and Tara Stacom (inset)

    The Durst Organization will earmark 94,000 square feet for smaller office tenants at One World Trade Center, the landlord and developer said in a release today. Two entire floors – the 45th and 46th – are being set aside for this purpose, and will allow up to 18 tenants to take smaller spaces than previously available in the trophy tower. Subdivisions of the space can range from 2,000 square feet to 43,000 square feet.

    “There is demand, from across the globe, from large multinational companies to establish a presence at One World Trade Center,” said Eric Engelhardt, director of leasing at the tower in the statement. [more]

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  • One World Trade Center (second from right)

    One World Trade Center (second from right)

    The Durst Organization’s 1,776-foot skyscraper at One World Trade Center is one of the industry’s most high-profile development projects, and a building that every New Yorker can instantly recognize – one would think. But last week, New Yorker Alexandra Haynes came across this charming exchange on Seventh Avenue between a couple, which she then shared with the New York Times. [more]

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