Repositioned Former Lord & Taylor Building to Welcome 2,000 Amazon Employees as Reopening Nears
The highly anticipated reopening of the former Lord & Taylor building at 424 Fifth Avenue is expected to take place later this summer bringing welcome news to the surrounding neighborhood as the historic building once again becomes an active part of the area. Construction work that has repositioned the 109-year-old, 11-story landmark building at the corner of West 38th Street for office use will be welcoming 2,000 Amazon employees when the doors open. In an effort to “take away the reasons people don’t want to go into an office to work,” tenant amenities include a “posh indoor cafeteria and lounge with oversize seating;” floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city views; lit strolling paths for employees when they take a break during a late shift; and a fenced dog run, complete with a dog-friendly water fountain. Amazon will be consolidating its “Tech Hub” employees at the 5th Avenue location, relocating them from multiple locations in Manhattan, Jersey City, NJ and Newark, NJ, while continuing to rent offices at other Manhattan locations.