Harlem Headquarters by Gensler


Harlem Headquarters, the ground-up nine-story 120-foot-tall office building developed by Extell Development Company as the firm’s first Harlem development, is located at 180 East 125th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues in East Harlem. Boasting 441,600 square feet of prime Class A office space as well as 50,000 square feet of prime retail space with over 300 feet of frontage on 125th and Third Ave, HHQ is one of the first new office buildings in Harlem and one of the most advanced commercial buildings offering smart design, a full suite of amenities, cutting-edge infrastructure, and convenient access to the rest of Manhattan.

“Harlem is a dynamic neighborhood and we are pleased to be launching leasing for Harlem Headquarters. We felt this was the right time to introduce a new commercial product to the market,” said Gary Barnett, Chairman and Founder of Extell Development Company. “With convenient access to a multitude of transportation options, large customizable layouts, premier amenities, and meaningful incentives, Harlem Headquarters is the ideal choice for tenants seeking new construction at an exceptional value.”

Designed by world-class architecture firm Gensler, HHQ presents 56,000 rentable square feet for a typical floor plate, 12’ ceilings, and 30’ by 30’ as well as 30’ by 40’ column spacings. The building will feature two private lobby entrances for both low-rise and high-rise tenants and can be customized for tenants to be a building within a building. “For the design of Harlem Headquarters, we drew upon the vibrancy of the neighborhood by creating large floor plates with abundant access to daylight and generous outdoor spaces. The flexible design will allow for choice and room to grow for diverse tenant types,” says Anne-Sophie Hall, Design Manager at Gensler.

In addition to large efficient floor plates and customizable layouts, HHQ will offer a suite of amenities including a 7,500-square-foot rooftop terrace with amazing views to Central Park and Midtown Manhattan, bicycle storage, locker rooms and showers. In addition to the public amenities, floors seven through nine offer exclusive private terraces. HHQ has also been designed with the latest in smart infrastructure. In addition to fresh air and filtration, the building will have floor-by-floor direct expansion air conditioning units and final filters with a MERV-14 rating.

HHQ also has four passenger elevators, one dedicated service elevator and one retail service elevator. A video surveillance system will monitor all building public spaces, corridors and amenity spaces. The office tower will also provide photovoltaic rooftop panels that generate green power as well as a facade system that is insulated beyond 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code requirements for enhanced energy performance. With project completion anticipated in 2022, marketing efforts are led by top commercial brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield.

HHQ is marketed to a variety of office tenants including but not limited to government agencies, healthcare and educational institutions, as well as TAMI companies. East Harlem has rapidly expanded into a sought-after neighborhood to live, shop and work. The area is surrounded by several health care institutions, retail and dining options and green space at Harlem River Park along the East River. HHQ is adjacent to several transit options, including the 4, 5, and 6 trains, five buses to Midtown and Downtown Manhattan and Metro North with direct access to Grand Central. Source by Extell Development Company and images Courtesy of M18 Public Relations.

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