Development

An Innovative Developer of Iconic Properties

Vornado's asset redevelopment capabilities are best in class. The Company has a proven history of successfully transforming yesterday's buildings to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow’s users and our team has demonstrated significant expertise in complex development projects.

An Innovative Developer of Iconic Properties

Vornado's asset redevelopment capabilities are best in class. The Company has a proven history of successfully transforming yesterday's buildings to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow’s users and our team has demonstrated significant expertise in complex development projects.

Vornado's total asset redevelopment capabilities are best in class. The company has a proven history of successfully transforming yesterday's buildings to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's users. Our team has demonstrated significant expertise with complex planning and have successfully executed difficult development projects. These skills are critical in our core markets of New York City and Washington, DC, where the best opportunities for value creation are older properties and the conditions are largely unfavorable to ground-up development.

A Distinguished Contributor to the Urban Landscape

Vornado has developed or redeveloped millions of square feet of real estate in New York City and Washington, DC.

Mixed Use

Crystal City

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Crystal City

Crystal City

Vornado owns over 7 million square feet in 26 buildings in Crystal City, an irreplaceable location contiguous to Washington, DC—on the shores of the Potomac, with superb transportation and spectacular views.

Over the past 10 years, Vornado has transformed a collection of buildings into a vibrant urban neighborhood with new retail venues, hotels, restaurants, gathering spaces and events. Crystal City’s location, amenities and access have long attracted government agencies, contractors and nonprofit associations. Now Crystal City is luring tech and creative companies of all kinds through a strategic repositioning program, designed to further urbanize the retail mix, enhance public spaces and add new “magnets” to attract creative tenants and residents.

This effort is an important piece of our overall development vision for Crystal City and adjacent Pentagon City, where Vornado owns over 1,700 apartments and is currently developing 700 more; and has approvals to develop another 3.5 million square feet of office, residential and retail space. As the dominant owner in Crystal City and Pentagon City, Vornado is creating a blended district with deep, complementary concentrations of office, residential and retail development.

731 LEXINGTON AVENUE

Midtown East

731 LEXINGTON AVENUE

731 LEXINGTON AVENUE

In 2005, Vornado completed 731 Lexington Avenue for its Alexanders affiliate. Designed by Cesar and Rafael Pelli, this 1.3 million square foot, 56-story, mixed use tower adjacent to Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan was hailed as “architectural bravura” by The New York Times. It is best known for its signature elliptical courtyard connecting 58th and 59th Streets. The building is the world headquarters of Bloomberg L.P. and offers approximately 250,000 square feet of multitiered, grand-scale retail. It is also the site of One Beacon Court, an exclusive collection of 105 high-value luxury residential condominiums, boasting spectacular views of Central Park and panoramic views of all of New York City. The building is also home to the world-renowned Le Cirque restaurant.

Office

770 BROADWAY

Midtown South

770 BROADWAY

770 BROADWAY

Vornado transformed the historic Wanamaker’s department store at 770 Broadway into a 21st-century office environment and creative hub, catering to some of the world’s best-known technology and media leaders. The 1-million-square-foot landmarked building was completely restored with a new postmodern lobby by Hugh Hardy; state-of-the-art infrastructure; and an exterior lighting program designed to highlight architectural details of this historic façades. This restoration achieved LEED Silver certification. 770 Broadway is credited with helping to lead the transition of the Midtown South submarket into a 24/7 live-work-play district for tenants whose cultures are lifestyle-focused.

1999 K STREET, NW

Central Business District

1999 K STREET, NW

1999 K STREET, NW

Vornado completed this high-profile project, designed by Helmut Jahn, in 2009. The modern glass structure—defined by a unique glass-blade detail in the curtain wall—stands apart from the traditional Downtown DC streetscape as avant-garde urban sculpture. It was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2010. Vornado sold the property in September 2009 and continues to manage the property.

640 FIFTH AVENUE

Plaza District

640 FIFTH AVENUE

640 FIFTH AVENUE

In 2005, Vornado completed a creative redevelopment of this boutique wedding-cake-style building across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street. To fully realize the value of the building’s air rights, a 35,000-square-foot glass “jewel box” tower—designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates—was added, maximizing views of Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The addition has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a column-free space on tower floors, plus a sleek, modern lobby that features Amses Cosma glass wall sculpture.

330 MADISON AVENUE

Grand Central

330 MADISON AVENUE

330 MADISON AVENUE

The complete redevelopment of 330 Madison earned the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 2012 Renovated Building of the Year award. The project included a sophisticated glass curtain-wall application; reconfiguration and full renovation of the lobby; a new double-height glass entrance and new glass storefronts; distinguished sidewalk replacements; and full infrastructure modernization, including a new tenant proprietary 1,500-kilowatt backup generator system.

1290 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Midtown West

1290 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

1290 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS

Standing 43 stories high and encompassing 2 million square feet, this quintessential American skyscraper is centrally located at the heart of Midtown Manhattan, adjacent to Rockefeller Center and the iconic Radio City Music Hall. The building’s infrastructure has been fully modernized, achieving LEED-EB Silver certification. Vornado also completed a total lobby and triple-height glass curtain-wall entrance redevelopment to punctuate the building’s significant Corporate Row presence.

THE WARNER BUILDING

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

East End

THE WARNER BUILDING

THE WARNER BUILDING

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, The Warner is one of Washington’s iconic landmark buildings, featuring 650,000 square feet of office and theater space on a full city block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the Capitol. In 2012, Vornado completed a redevelopment project that updated the dramatic, light-filled atrium lobby; updated the elevator lobbies and cabs; and created a new sky terrace with rooftop meeting and social space. The historic Warner Theater is one of Washington’s most iconic entertainment venues.

THE BOWEN BUILDING

875 15th Street

East End

THE BOWEN BUILDING

THE BOWEN BUILDING

875 15th Street

The Bowen Building is a boutique, trophy-class office development comprising 220,000 square feet, located in Washington’s historic financial district on the corner of 15th and Eye Streets, overlooking McPherson Square. Designed by Hartman-Cox Architects, the Bowen Building places a new 21st-century building inside a restored 1920s original Beaux-Arts limestone façade with elaborate architectural details. As part of the modernization, special elements of the historic interior lobby were removed, restored and reinstalled into the building’s grand lobby.

330 WEST 34TH STREET

Penn Plaza

330 WEST 34TH STREET

330 WEST 34TH STREET

330 West 34th Street is an 18-story office property situated at the gateway to major development on the west side of Manhattan. Vornado has redeveloped the building into a destination for creative-class tenants. The redevelopment program included a fully renovated lobby, storefront and entrance, including a feature canopy with higher visibility from the avenues. Drawing on lessons learned from the build-outs of distinguished technology and media tenants at both theMart in Chicago and 770 Broadway in New York, the building will feature a ground-floor amenities center with social spaces.

280 PARK AVENUE

Plaza District

280 PARK AVENUE

280 PARK AVENUE

280 Park Avenue is one of Manhattan’s premier corporate addresses, prominently located at the north passageway of Grand Central Terminal, the bull’s-eye of the exclusive Park Avenue business corridor. The 1.3-million-square-foot complex consists of two towers built in 1961 and 1967.

Vornado and its joint venture partner have commenced a comprehensive property transformation and modernization, including a full restoration of the Park Avenue façade. The building will have a new lobby with 25-foot ceilings that spans the full block front between 48th and 49th streets on Park Avenue. Other highlights include fully redeveloped entrances and plaza areas with abundant green space; an interior atrium with a museum-quality reflecting pool; a new double-height retail presence on both 48th and 49th Streets; and a redesigned floor-to-ceiling glass bridge building to completely integrate the base floors of the entire complex.

90 PARK AVENUE

Grand Central

90 PARK AVENUE

90 PARK AVENUE

90 Park Avenue stands at the gateway to the core Midtown business district, and at the north end of the popular Murray Hill residential district. Vornado has commenced building-wide renovation to transform 90 Park into a state-of-the-art Class-A building. 90 Park’s redevelopment will include a modern lobby renovation—designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon, featuring brand-new elevator interiors and destination dispatch—and a completely updated mechanical engineering and plumbing system throughout the building. The comprehensive redevelopment also includes a new electric chiller and upgraded steam chillers; new low-profile induction units and unit covers on every floor; new turnstiles; extended base building HVAC hours; a tenant proprietary generator; and new first-class restrooms on every floor.

2101 L STREET, NW

Central Business District

2101 L STREET, NW

2101 L STREET, NW

Vornado transformed this building in Washington’s Central Business District into a sophisticated Class-A office environment. The building was fully redeveloped with a contemporary new exterior façade, a striking new lobby, new building systems, new interior spaces and a new retail streetscape.

7 WEST 34TH STREET

Penn Plaza

7 WEST 34TH STREET

7 WEST 34TH STREET

Vornado has substantially completed the conversion of 7 West 34th Street into a fully modernized building, fully leased in 2014 to Amazon as their first New York City headquarters.” Given its unique location, it will link the most important transportation corridor in New York City, Penn Station — the commercial district of Midtown — to the upscale modern nightlife and dining amenities of the popular Midtown South district.

61 NINTH AVENUE

Downtown

61 NINTH AVENUE

61 NINTH AVENUE

61 Ninth Avenue will sit on the site adjacent to Apple’s Meatpacking Flagship store on Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street and across the street from the Chelsea Market and Google’s NY headquarters.

The proposed 165,000 SF office building is designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust in the heart of Google’s Manhattan campus, with prominent views west toward the Hudson River. The building design takes advantage of these views by providing unique floor layouts with multiple private terraces for each tenant. These pocket parks are propagated throughout the building providing unique terrace spaces and transforming the typical office, conference room, and break out space into an integrated indoor-outdoor environment.

The flat slab construction and exposed mechanical systems will allow for flexibility while providing maximum ceiling heights. The project, with targeted completion in 2017 , will incorporate sustainable design strategies with the intent of achieving LEED Gold certification.

512 WEST 22ND STREET

Downtown

512 WEST 22ND STREET

512 WEST 22ND STREET

512 West 22nd Street is located just west of 10th Avenue on the High Line at the Chelsea Thicket. The 172,000 SF office building is currently under construction with targeted completion in 2017.

Designed by Cook Fox Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust and The Albanese Organization, 512 West 22nd street redefines the modern workplace. The buildings architecture blends industrial elements of West Chelsea’s past with ultra-modern, state-of-the-art design for today’s distinguished tenants. The network of private double and single height terraces provide endless light and High Line views.

The project is committed to delivering sustainable work spaces with the intent of achieving LEED Gold certification.

606 Broadway

Soho

606 Broadway

606 Broadway

606 Broadway is the gateway to SOHO located on Houston Street between Broadway and Crosby Streets.  The 34,000 SF  ground up development has over 22,500 SF of open and modern office space. The office space will have a dedicated entrance on Crosby Street steps away from the Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station and in the middle of the trendiest restaurants and shopping SOHO and The Village have to offer.

Retail

4 UNION SQUARE

Soho/Tribeca/Downtown

4 UNION SQUARE

4 UNION SQUARE

Completed in 2005, Vornado redeveloped 4 Union Square South from a single department store into 200,000 square feet of multitenant vertical retail. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and Brennan Beer Gorman, the redevelopment building features a new atrium containing escalators and elevators, which serves as a street-level entrance to the upper-floor retailers.

1540 BROADWAY

Times Square

1540 BROADWAY

1540 BROADWAY

This 197,000-square-foot property is one of the world’s most recognized retail block-fronts. Once home to the famed Virgin Megastore, Vornado acquired the retailer’s operating business to recapture this lease and reposition the asset. In 2010, Vornado completed a full redevelopment, creating flagship presence for marquee tenants Forever21 and Disney. Vornado worked closely with these tenants to create large-scale, multilevel retail both above and below grade.

1535 BROADWAY

Times Square

1535 BROADWAY

1535 BROADWAY

The New York Marriott Marquis is located at the heart of the “bow tie” of Times Square, and spans the entire block-front from 45th Street to 46th Street on Broadway. The site is directly opposite Vornado’s 1540 Broadway, giving Vornado bookended presence along one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

Vornado redeveloped and substantially expanded the existing retail space of the popular Times Square hotel, the New York Marriott Marquis. The multimillion dollar redevelopment included the conversion of below-grade space into a high-quality retail venue and the creation of the larger 4K LED sign in the world; 8 stories tall, 330 feet wide and spanning the full city block.

608 FIFTH AVENUE

Fifth Avenue

608 FIFTH AVENUE

608 FIFTH AVENUE

Vornado has redeveloped the base of 608 Fifth Avenue to create a high-quality, multifloor, corner-retail destination for U.K.-based retailer Topshop. Taking advantage of full-building ownership, Vornado moved office tenants to other locations in the building to expand the existing retail space vertically to the third floor. With 59 feet of frontage on Fifth Avenue, 608 Fifth Avenue is prominently situated at the gateway to the most desired strip of retail in Manhattan: at the base of Rockefeller Center and in direct proximity to Saks Fifth Avenue.

640 FIFTH AVENUE

Fifth Avenue

640 FIFTH AVENUE

640 FIFTH AVENUE

640 Fifth Avenue was an office building located across the street from Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral with a Citi Bank branch on the grade at Fifth Avenue. Recognizing the potential value of such a dynamic location, Vornado transformed the underutilized retail space into a three-floor, single-use vertical retailing destination with prominent avenue signage. This location became the site of famed retailer H&M’s first U.S. flagship store. Vornado set a precedent for this type of creative occupancy, now seen in New York City’s best retail corridors.

61 NINTH AVENUE

Soho/Tribeca/Downtown

61 NINTH AVENUE

61 NINTH AVENUE

61 Ninth Avenue will sit on the site adjacent to Apple’s Meatpacking Flagship store on Ninth Avenue and West 15th Street and across the street from the Chelsea Market and Google’s NY headquarters.

The proposed 165,000 SF office building is designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust in the heart of Google’s Manhattan campus, with prominent views west toward the Hudson River. The building design takes advantage of these views by providing unique floor layouts with multiple private terraces for each tenant. These pocket parks are propagated throughout the building providing unique terrace spaces and transforming the typical office, conference room, and break out space into an integrated indoor-outdoor environment.

The flat slab construction and exposed mechanical systems will allow for flexibility while providing maximum ceiling heights. The project, with targeted completion in 2017 , will incorporate sustainable design strategies with the intent of achieving LEED Gold certification.

512 WEST 22ND STREET

Soho/Tribeca/Downtown

512 WEST 22ND STREET

512 WEST 22ND STREET

512 West 22nd Street is located just west of 10th Avenue on the High Line at the Chelsea Thicket. The 172,000 SF office building is currently under construction with targeted completion in 2017.

Designed by Cook Fox Architects and developed by Vornado Realty Trust and The Albanese Organization, 512 West 22nd street redefines the modern workplace. The buildings architecture blends industrial elements of West Chelsea’s past with ultra-modern, state-of-the-art design for today’s distinguished tenants. The network of private double and single height terraces provide endless light and High Line views.

The project is committed to delivering sustainable work spaces with the intent of achieving LEED Gold certification.

606 Broadway

Soho/Tribeca/Downtown

606 Broadway

606 Broadway

606 Broadway is the gateway to SOHO located on Houston Street between Broadway and Crosby Streets.  The 34,000 SF  ground up development, with over 11,000 SF of prime retail space including over 200 FT of frontage, is located directly above the Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station.  With multiple building entrances on Houston and Crosby, high vehicular and foot traffic, and the opportunity for in-building brand signage, 606 Broadway provides supreme brand visibility.

Residential

220 Central Park South

New York City

220 Central Park South

220 Central Park South

On rare Central Park frontage, Vornado is constructing a 950-foot luxury residential condominium tower containing 472,000 square feet. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the super-tall tower will combine the highest levels of luxury with direct and unobstructed views of Central Park.

The Park Laurel

New York City

The Park Laurel

The Park Laurel

Completed in 2002, this 41-floor tower designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and Costas Kondylis and Partners features 53 luxury residential condominiums overlooking Central Park. Highlights of the project include innovative sourcing of air rights from the YMCA and the brownstones to the north of the site, and restoration of the original landmarked façade.

40 East 66th Street

New York City

40 East 66th Street

40 East 66th Street

Completed in 2009, this 13-floor signature Rosario Candela building—in the heart of Manhattan's golden retail mile—was redeveloped into 22 elegant prewar-style homes with high-end modern finishes and amenities, featuring interior design by CetraRuddy.

220 Twentieth Street

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

220 Twentieth Street

220 Twentieth Street

220 Twentieth Street is a 265-unit, LEED Silver-certified luxury rental residential tower located in Crystal City. Designed by HOK, the 19-story tower was created by transforming an existing 13-story, 180,000-square-foot office building with a complete redesign of the façade, systems and interior spaces. Six stories were added to create sky-high views. Its signature luxury amenity is a dramatic rooftop pool deck and fitness area with panoramic views of Washington’s monumental skyline.

WestEnd25

1255 25th Street, NW

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

WestEnd25

WestEnd25

1255 25th Street, NW

WestEnd25 was the first residential apartment project in the Washington, DC, area to achieve LEED Gold certification. Designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, the 180-unit WestEnd25 was created by "recycling" the skeletal superstructure of two existing office buildings and connecting them at a sleek, glass-encased lobby and amenities center.

The Bartlett

520 12th Street South

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

The Bartlett

The Bartlett

520 12th Street South

Vornado has begun construction of a 699-unit residential tower and Whole Foods Market-to be delivered in 2016. This is the first phase of a planned 2,100-unit, multi-building residential development in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.