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Facebook seeking deal to become one of New York’s largest corporate tenants: report

Tech giant Facebook is seeking to lease a historic Manhattan building that would make the company one of New York’s largest corporate tenants.

People close to the situation told The Wall Street Journal that the company wants to lease the 700,000 square feet of space at the Farley Building, the main U.S. Postal Service building in the city, that is undergoing significant mixed-use redevelopment.

The space at the Farley Building would be in addition to the 1.5 million square feet that Facebook agreed to lease at the city’s new Hudson Yards area last month. 

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Between Hudson Yards, the Farley Building and Facebook’s existing offices in New York, the company would have a combined space of more than three million square feet, the Journal reports. That amount of office space would only be rivaled by New York mainstays like JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

The pair of new leases would give Facebook room for 14,000 new employees, according to the Journal.

Rival tech company Amazon’s now-canceled plan to build a second headquarters in Queens would’ve created an estimated 25,000 jobs.

“It’s hard to predict future growth, but we believe New York is a vibrant market with a tremendous pool of talent,” a Facebook spokeswoman told the Journal in a statement.

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