NEW YORK—Vox Media, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of Web sites, has signed a new 16,884-sq.-ft. lease at 104 West 40th Street. Situated next to Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, the 210,000-sq.-ft. Class A office building was acquired by Savanna in 2010.
Vox Media will occupy the entire 9th floor at the 20-story building and a portion of the building’s 8th floor. The company will occupy a custom-built suite designed by Robert Finger of Fogarty Finger Architecture. The space offers Vox Media a two-floor presence with an open layout, and includes design features such as open ceilings and floors that incorporate polished concrete.
Vox Media was represented in this transaction by Steven Rotter and Jeffrey Fischer of Jones Lang LaSalle. Paul Amrich, Michael Movshovich and Neil King of CBRE represented Savanna in the transaction.
Since 2007, building ownership has invested more than $10 million in upgrades, including a refurbished plaza entrance on 40th Street, new elevator cabs and a renovated lobby, including a commissioned modernist mural by Sarah Morris.
Since acquiring the building in 2010, Savanna has built a marketing floor on the 4th floor, completed a full terrace on the 12,500-square-foot 7th floor, and designed and completed the 19th floor prebuilt suite. In addition, Savanna has launched a significant capital program that includes upgrades to the building HVAC system and the building envelope, along with the installation of full building sprinkler infrastructure.