The Real Deal New York

At long last, World Wide Plaza hits the market

Worldwide Plaza, the behemoth office building located at 825 Eighth Avenue, will go up for auction, the New York Observer reported.

The owners of the 59-story tower, George Comfort & Sons and RGC Longview, first tapped Eastdil Secured to market the building in May. After failing to secure an off-market bid they were happy with, Adam Spies and Doug Harmon of Eastdil told the Observer they were ready to head to auction with 1.8-million-square-foot tower.

The current owners nabbed the building for about $600 million in 2009, and the sale price for the building now is expected to be at least twice that, the Observer said. [NYO]