| NEW YORK, June 19
NEW YORK, June 19 Google Inc, which spent nearly
$2 billion for one of Manhattan's largest office buildings, is
in the market to rent a bit more space as the company grows and
is unable to get some of its tenants out, according to three
sources familiar with the matter.
Google is looking to lease between 60,000 square
feet to 100,000 square feet of office space, which depending
upon the building, could be a floor or two, one source said on
Google paid about $1.8 billion for the 17-story, 2.9 million
square-foot building that occupies an entire city block in 2010.
The art deco building was constructed in 1932 for what was then
called the Port of New York Authority.
The December 2010 sale put the Midtown South office market
on the road to becoming New York's technology center.
The company has been a magnet for other technology
companies, especially small start-ups, who have clamored to be
there and made Midtown South one of the tightest U.S. office
But the building also came with tenants with leases,
including Nike Inc, Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer
Center and Barnes & Noble Inc.
One of the buildings it has looked at is 770 Broadway, the
A representatives from Vornado Realty Trust, which
owns 770 Broadway did not return a calle seeking comment. Jordan
Newman, a Google spokesman in New York, declined comment.
Other technology and media companies such as Facebook Inc
and Microsoft Corp are also in the market for
longer-term space in New York City.