The Best Buildings to Rent Office Space in Columbus Circle

The Best Buildings to Rent Office Space in Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle situated at the southwest corner of Central Park is one of the busiest intersections in New York City. This historically significant part of Manhattan was established in the 1870’s, with the well known Columbus Monument being built in 1892. The Columbus Circle submarket is an excellent option for tenants seeking a wide selection of Class A and Class B office space conveniently located near Central Park, The Metropolitan Opera, or Carnegie Hall.

If you are looking for premium Class A office space in New York City, this neighborhood offers very good options. One of the most prominent buildings in this area is the Deutsche Bank Center (also known as One Columbus Circle and Time Warner Center). This 55 story mixed use building complex is a great fit for companies looking for 15,000sqft of office space or more.

The Columbus Circle neighborhood consists mainly of Class A and B office buildings, with asking rents ranging from $60 per square foot at 1776 Broadway to $110 per square foot at the Deutsche Bank Center, for example. The neighborhood is also a great fit for medical office tenants, and several buildings welcoming medical and healthcare practitioners – examples include 1776 Broadway and 200 West 57th Street.

The neighborhood also provides excellent access to public transportation via the 59th Street subway station. It connects office workers to various shops, restaurants, and major office buildings like the Deutsche Bank Center. It’s also a popular and convenient work destination for commuters, especially those living on the Upper West Side, which is just a short walk away.

The Columbus Circle neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan is a great area to live, work and play. For business, it encompasses a variety of famous, upscale restaurants perfect for dinner dates or business lunches, including the Russian Tea Room at 150 West 57th Street. You will also find plentiful high-end dining options at the Deutsche Bank Center.

Which are the best office buildings in Columbus Circle, and why?

Naturally, the idea of “best” is subjective. Businesses have specific criteria for what they require in a commercial office space: Law firms have specific requirements from an office space, such as private, soundproofed meeting rooms for confidential client talks. On the other hand, fitness studios require large, open spaces, high ceilings, and state-of-the-art HVAC, to name a few.

Some tenants prefer to operate in a large Class A building with a major institutional owner, while others choose a boutique office building with a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Some smaller office tenants don’t necessarily require a private office, and prefer the flexibility of renting space in a coworking facility instead.

In this article, we’re highlighting buildings which are a good fit for a variety of tenants seeking office space in the Columbus Circle neighborhood. If you are looking for office space in the Columbus Circle area, please contact us and we will help you find good options that fit your company’s office space requirements.

1776 Broadway

This Class A, 116,443-square-foot building at 1776 Broadway is one of the best destinations for businesses looking to rent office space in Columbus Circle. Built in 1927 and designed by Joseph Gilbert, the 25-story tower is conveniently located in the heart of the neighborhood, close to Central Park, Broadway, and various public transportation options.

The property was renovated in 2019 and offers spaces ranging from 900 sq ft offices, which are perfect for healthcare professionals or legal services professionals, to 5,600-square-foot full-floor spaces. Offices can be rented both short-term and long-term (3 to 7 years) and include amenities such as on-site property management, large windows, exposed ceilings, natural light, great views of Manhattan and state-of-the-art security. The building owners have recently invested $20 million in a capital improvements program that renovated the lobby, building facade, and common areas.

Tenants currently include HearUSA, Yung Chin, Clarion Research, OptionMetrics, Shatzkin & Mayer, PJM & Sons, and Nordstrom. Spaces are primarily delivered in a white box state; however, build-outs and improvements can be negotiated with the landlord.

200 West 57th Street

This Cass Gilbert-designed building at 200 West 57th Street was completed in 1916 as a residential property. It was converted to commercial office space and medical space in 1964 and renovated in 2007. The Feil Organization purchased the Class B, 135,000-square-foot asset in 2015 and invested $2 million in renovations that brought upgrades to the building’s lobby, hallways, common areas, and offices.

Amenities at 200 West 57th Street include an on-site conference center, concierge service, direct access to public transportation, private bathrooms in all office units and tenant-controlled air conditioning systems. Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and Lincoln Center are just a short walk away.

200 West 57th Street, also known as Rodin Studios, is home to various tenants in the healthcare industry, including Integrative Medical NY, Manhattan Labs, Mount Sinai, Valley Health System, and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Retail tenants include Trattoria Dell’Arte, Fresh & Company, and FedEx.

250 West 57th Street

Another strong option for businesses looking for Columbus Circle office space for rent is 250 West 57th Street. Completed in 1921, the former Fisk Tire Building was designed by the renowned architects at Carèrre & Hastings, Shreve, Lamb & Blake. It features 535,665 square feet of Class A Manhattan office space for rent and ground-floor retail space. The Budlong, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, was fully renovated in 2017. The renovations included a new Gensler-designed lobby, a restored facade, new windows and elevators, and new electrical, plumbing, security, and HVAC systems.

250 West 57th Street is located just steps away from Carnegie Hall and Deutsche Bank Center. It provides direct in-building access to the Deutsche Bank Center/Columbus Circle subway station. Floorplates range from 9,000 to 27,000 square feet so that the building can accommodate all types of businesses, from startups to mid-size companies and large institutions requiring an entire floor.

Notable tenants at the Class A building include Mount Sinai, Universal Music Group, Reis Cooper, and CookFox Architects. Retailers on-site include Starbucks, Duane Reade, and AT&T.

156 West 56th Street (CitySpire)

The 369,800-square-foot Class A office tower at 156 West 56th Street was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn and completed in 1987. It is one of the tallest mixed-use skyscrapers in the city, featuring office, residential, and showroom space. Owned and managed by Tishman Speyer, the building, also known as CitySpire, features 23 floors of commercial office space. Floors 24 through 75 are privately-owned residential units, and the first floor is dedicated to retail space.

Office floor plates range from 15,000 to 20,000 square feet. The building offers amenities such as an on-site conference room, daycare and event space, on-site security, 24/7 security and access, and a 100-car parking garage. The tower was renovated in 2004 and also incorporates a 50,000-square-foot showroom.

Notable tenants at CitySpire include Honda, National Public Media, Dearborn Capital Group, A&A, The Marshall Project, the Linden Trust for Conservation, Prodigy Works, FTI Consulting, and New York Road Runners. Retailers occupying space in the building include The Carnegie Club and Dean & DeLuca.

Other buildings offering Columbus Circle office space for lease

Speaking to an experienced commercial real estate broker can be invaluable, and we encourage you to contact us with your office space requirements. For your general consideration, we offer you an additional selection of properties which we believe to offer good value for finding Columbus Circle office space for rent:

The 5 Largest Office Buildings in Columbus Circle

  • 1633 Broadway | 2,499,105 square feet
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas | 2,100,000 square feet
  • 1301-1315 Avenue of the Americas | 2,075,670 square feet
  • 1345 Avenue of the Americas | 1,998,994 square feet
  • One Columbus Circle | 1,706,000 square feet

The 5 Most Affordable Class B Office Buildings in Columbus Circle

5 Columbus Circle Office Buildings Offering Small Office Space for Lease

  • 106 West 56th Street
  • 1633 Paramount Plaza
  • 152 West 57th Street | Carnegie Tower
  • 156 West 56th Street | CitySpire
  • 1697 Broadway | Ed Sullivan Theater Building

Boutique Office Buildings in Columbus Circle

  • 1674 Broadway | 51,300 square feet
  • 438 West 51st Street | 36,000 square feet
  • 1881-1885 Broadway | 24,565 square feet
  • 234 West 56th Street | 9,200 square feet

5 Columbus Circle Office Buildings with Coworking Space for Rent

  • 1345 Avenue of the Americas | Virgo Business Centers
  • 156 West 56th Street | Studio by Tishman Speyer
  • 142 West 57th Street | WeWork
  • 3 Columbus Circle | Emerge 212
  • 5 Columbus Circle | Bevmax Office Centers

Are you thinking of setting up your business in a convenient location in Manhattan? Are you looking to lease space in a modern building offering state-of-the-art amenities? To learn about available office or retail space, call Metro Manhattan Office Space at (212) 444-2241 or email us at info@metro-manhattan.com.