NEW YORK CITY—Hines has secured approval to use the 7 Bryant Park address for its new, 470,000-sq.-ft. trophy office tower overlooking Bryant Park. The 28-story building, which will be located between West 39th and 40th streets on the site of the former 1045 Sixth Avenue, was designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. News of the naming was given by Tommy Craig, senior vice president and head of Hines’ tri-state operations.

The steel and glass tower will offer direct and expansive views of Bryant Park as well as the New York Public Library and other Midtown skyline landmarks. It will also feature 10-foot finished ceilings, full-height clear vision glass, two outdoor tenth-floor terraces overlooking the park and multiple top-floor opportunities, including the creation of a signature penthouse duplex space. The building is slated for LEED certification and will incorporate many advanced technology systems.

Along with the location and state-of-the-art design, 7 Bryant Park will offer flexible interior customization options as well as opportunities for corporate branding for anchor tenants.

Currently, Hines and its partner Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc., have filed a building permit for the tower, and are working to complete various approvals for underground work with the MTA.

CB Richard Ellis is serving as the leasing agent for the building, with the firm’s CEO for the tri-state region, Mary Ann Tighe, leading the team in marketing and leasing efforts.