Getting Sirius at SL Green’s 100 Church [Update]
Laura Kusisto April 11, 2011, 10:09 p.m.
The mystery midtown media tenant that wants to fill SL Green’s 100 Church Street has been revealed as Sirius XM Radio.
The Observer learned last week that someone was coming to fill the empty space, which would amount to more than 250,000 square feet, or 180,000 square feet of contiguous space. SL Green bought the little building that couldn’t no more from the Sapir Organization last January. For more than a year, it was said to be the emptiest building in Manhattan, until Healthfirst signed a 172,000-square-foot lease in the summer. Niche Media also occupies a modest space.
A snazzy media tenant like Sirius would, however, lend some much-needed pizzazz to the building once famed for its collection of octopean chandeliers. Ever since the city’s largest commercial landlord took over, it’s been the victim of a renovation that’s done little to appease its critics.
Another source revealed Sirius’ interest in the building today, but said the deal isn’t done. We’ve put out our own tentacles, but so far no more details are forthcoming. The landlord’s brokers, a Newmark Knight Frank team of Brian Waterman, Jimmy Kuhn, John Fanuzzi, Hal Stein and Lance Korman, declined to comment.
Update 2:20 p.m.
A rep for SL Green, which did not respond to previous requests for comment, said there is no pending deal nor current negotiations on a large remaining block of space at 100 Church. The company declined to elaborate.