Iconic Video Gamer on the Move to SL Green’s LEED-EB-Hopeful 1515 Broadway

There’s no option to zone green in Sim City, but that didn’t stop Electronic Arts from taking 7200 square feet on the 36th floor of 1515 Broadway.

1515 Broadway - Electronic Arts Lease

Electronic Arts, the Silicon Valley-based software company whose portfolio of video game franchises includes The Sims, Sim City, the Madden football series, and Command and Conquer, has signed a 5-year lease for just over 7200 square feet of space on the 36th floor of SL Green’s 1515 Broadway, joining an all-star roster of tenants that includes MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures.

Built in 1972 and originally designed by Ely J. Kahn & Jacobs, the 54-story, 1.75 million-square-foot 1515 Broadway recently received a $60 million facelift, designed by KPF. The project included new state-of-the-art HVAC and building systems, lobby renovations, new tenant entrances, common corridors, and bathrooms, as well as an expansion and energy-efficient re-glazing of the building’s signature street-level glass curtain wall. Located between West 44th and 45th Streets, 1515 Broadway is also known as One Astor Plaza, a nod to the famous Astor Hotel, which was razed to make way for the new tower.

SL Green, which is pursuing a LEED-EB:OM Silver rating from USGBC for 1515 Broadway, was represented in-house in connection with the Electronic Arts transaction; Jones Lang LaSalle represented the tenant.

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