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The original New York Times building on West 43rd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues is in for a a lot of changes. According to the Sun, the 18-story structure's new owners "are planning to transform garages that many years ago housed printing presses into cafés and clothing stores, and to revive the façade with signs, a new five-story clock, and a series of mirrors to reflect the lights of Times Square."
Getting past what sounds like a garish new face for the building (a clock, signs and mirrors? guess it could be cool...), just what kind of cafes and clothing stores will be taking up residence in the place's 200,000 square feet of retail space? Let's turn it over to Joshua Strauss of RFK!: 'The 43rd Street side is a good space for very exclusive restaurants and specialty retail. On the 44th Street side, we are thinking of a big-box tenant or something with an entertainment side.' He goes on to state that RFK's sent marketing materials to T.J. Maxx, Target, and Century 21. Sounds like the Manhattan Mall's about to get a baby brother.
· Turning the Page on a Newspaper's Former Heaquarters [NY Sun]