Office Space Your Startup Won’t Be Renting

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Credit crunch? Economic slowdown? Not in Manhattan real estate, reports the NY Observer, who checks in on asking rents at some of the city’s prime midtown towers. $100 per square foot is now “a given”, says John Koblin. But landlords that really want to set themselves apart from the herd ask for much, much more:

40 West 57th Street: $125 to $140 psf

One Bryant Park: $115 psf earlier in 2007, now asking $185 psf

9 West 57th: $200 to $225 psf.