The Transportation Building, 43-story building offering commercial space at 225 Broadway, NYC.

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Address: 225 Broadway Class: B
Cross Streets: Vesey & Barclay Streets Size: 480,831 SF
Year built: 1927 Architect: York & Sawyer

The office tower at 225 Broadway was completed in 1927, boasting a Renaissance Revival design by York & Sawyer. Also known as the Transportation Building, it has an alternate address of 2-4 Barclay Street, and is situated in the City Hall/Insurance District, across the street from the Woolworth Building. The site on which the tower sits on was previously part of Astor House, the first luxury hotel in New York City. The hotel was demolished and the Transportation Building was constructed, featuring a setback-design to respect the requirements of the 1916 zoning resolution.

460 KSF of Class B Office Space in Downtown Manhattan

The 43-story building at 225 Broadway features more than 460,000 square feet of Class B office space and roughly 15,000 square feet of retail. The building, owned by Braun Management, offers tenants amenities like onsite security, 24/7 access, UPS drop off, and an attended lobby.

The retail space houses restaurants, a jeweler, an art gallery, and a dental office.

Getting to and from 225 Broadway

The Transportation Building benefits from an excellent location in the heart of Downtown, offering easy access to all the popular attractions in the area. The building is convenient to several subway lines, including the N, R, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, E, J, N, R, Z and PATH trains.

Who is renting office space at 225 Broadway?

The office building at 225 Broadway is home to a plethora of companies operating in the legal sector, as well as several medical office tenants and media and communications firms. Notable office-using tenants include CMA Law Group, Palant & Shapiro, Golub & Golub, Rosenthal Law & Mediation, Buckley Law Group, Utopia Music, Refinery29, and Smarter Skin Dermatology.

How much is the rent price for office space at 255 Broadway?

Renting office space in Lower Manhattan is by no means cheap, but it’s significantly more affordable than Midtown, with asking rents starting at $75 per square foot. Large-block availabilities are limited, which is the case of 225 Broadway, which due to its setbacks doesn’t offer large, open-space floorplans. Because of this, rents at the Transportation Building are more affordable, hovering around $50 per square foot.

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Building Location & Nearby Public Transportation

Nearby Transportation


Canal Street (16ACEJMNQRZ) - 4 minutes Walk
Franklin Street (1) - 5 minutes Walk
Chambers Street (123ACEJMZ) - 9 minutes Walk


Broadway/Reade Street - 8 minutes Walk
Broadway & Worth Street - 6 minutes Walk
Broadway & Thomas Street - 6 minutes Walk
Broadway/Thomas Street - 7 minutes Walk
Broadway/Walker Street - 2 minutes Walk
Broadway/White Street - 2 minutes Walk
Broadway/Franklin Street - 3 minutes Walk
Broadway/Grand Street - 5 minutes Walk
Broadway/Broome Street - 8 minutes Walk

Important Information

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