Rockefellers to give up office occupied since 1933

Published Wed, Nov 26, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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DESCENDANTS of John D Rockefeller Jr will vacate office space at 30 Rockefeller Plaza that the family has occupied for more than 80 years. The Rockefeller family will leave Room 5600, the full-floor space on the tower's 56th storey, in the third quarter of 2015, and relocate to a new office a block south at One Rockefeller Plaza, said Fraser Seitel, a family spokesman. The Rockefellers have been occupants of Room 5600 since 1933, he said.

"They needed slightly less space, their lease was up and they got a good, reasonable deal," Mr Seitel said on Monday. The new office, combined with space leased by wealth-management firm Rockefeller & Co, will give the family a 75,000-square-foot presence at the property, developed by John D Rockefeller during the Great Depression. Rockefeller Center is owned by Tishman Speyer Properties LP.

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