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Wednesday, March 15, 2006


REAL ESTATE CENTER: BANK OF AMERICA AND ONE BRYANT PARK 



Bank of America is signing up for more lease space - this time the new digs are across the street from where a new Midtown skyscraper is being built.

INSATIABLE Bank of America just scooped up three more floors at Douglas Durst's 1133 Sixth Ave., across the road from where Durst's and BofA's joint-venture One Bryant Park is rising on the avenue between 42d-43d streets.

The new, 67,000 square-foot lease, signed within the past few days, seems a drop in the bucket compared to the 522,000-foot chunk the bank recently took at its new, $1 billion headquarters, on top of 1.1 million feet it had earlier pre-leased.

But while the new building won't open until 2008, BofA plans to move immediately into the extra floors at 1133 Sixth.

"They already had two floors there, 39 and 40, which they inherited from Fleet," said Durst leasing chief Tom Bow. "Now they've signed for 17, 42 and 43 as well."

Online database mrofficespace.com lists the asking rent on the 17th floor as $58 a foot, and, in the tower-topping 42nd and 43rd, $70 a foot.


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