The NHL scored a new home Wednesday when it was announced that the league's headquarters would be moving to One Manhattan West when the building is completed in 2019.
Rising along Ninth Avenue and West 33rd Street, the tower, now under construction, will have 67 floors. The leaguehas leased about 160,000 square feet on five floors. It will also lease a 15,000-square-foot retail space among the other stores expected to be housed in the building’s central corridor.
The tower is part of the 7-acre, six-building redevelopment project known as Manhattan West. The massive undertaking is a collaboration between New York City, New York state and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the old Hudson Yards complex along the Hudson River.
The entire Manhattan West site will encompass a mix of offices, a 62-story luxury apartment building that is expected to open in the spring, a hotel, retail shops, restaurants and 2 acres of open space.
“Manhattan West will be a vibrant and distinctive community, and we are thrilled that the NHL will be a part of it,” Ric Clark, senior managing partner and chairman of building developer Brookfield Property Group, said in a release.
The NHL headquarters and retail store are now located at 1185 Sixth Ave., at West 46th Street.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league is excited to be one of the initial tenants of Manhattan West. “The growth and momentum of our game and our business require a state-of-the-art facility; with its terrific amenities, including an NHL store, our new building will be that — and more,” he said.
Manhattan West is flanked by Penn Station, which is set to undergo its own facelift and will give nearby access to several subway and rail service lines, and the new No. 7 train station at Hudson Yards.