1133 Avenue of the AmericasThe Durst Organization has signed ING Financial Holdings Corporation (ING) to a 10 year lease for 132,400 square feet on the seventh through tenth floors of 1133 Avenue of the Americas. ING’s new American headquarters in New York City features a double-height space and 1,600 sqft outdoor amenity area.

A $10 million building enhancement program completed in 2013 included renovations to the dramatic travertine lobby as well as the installation of destination dispatch elevator controls and new elevator cab interiors. The crowning feature of the new lobby design is a striking LED sculpture by renowned artist Leo Villareal. This month, a new plaza along Avenue of the Americas was completed.

“We are pleased to welcome ING to the Durst portfolio,” said Jonathan (Jody) Durst, President of The Durst Organization. “ING’s space at 1133 represents what tenants demand in today’s market. Double-height and outdoor space, open space and parks and light filled floor plates with views of Avenue of the Americas and Bryant Park.”

ING was represented by Vice Chairman Robert Stillman, Vice Chairman Michael Geoghegan, Senior Vice President Harly Stevens, First Vice President J. Paul Stimpfle and Senior Associate Ryan Alexander of CBRE. The Durst Organization was represented in-house by Senior Vice President of Leasing Tom Bow and Vice President of Leasing Rocco Romeo.

With its limestone façade and sleek modernist lines, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, located between 43rd and 44th Streets, led the transformation of Avenue of the Americas into a global business hub. 1133 Avenue of the Americas is home to the world headquarters, showroom and performance space of Steinway & Sons as well as the New York headquarters of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and the ACE Group.