Leasing negotiations between the City and Silverstein Properties began in late 2014 and the lease was finalized and signed in mid-2015. The Department of City Planning moved into the space in November. Mr. Samuels had this to say: "It is always a pleasure working with Silverstein Properties. Their professionalism makes our job easier."
The historic, landmark building, pictured above, stands 40 stories and when it was completed in 1915, was the largest office building in the world.