NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chef Daniel Boulud today announced that he will partner with SL Green to develop an exciting new culinary concept for One Vanderbilt Avenue, the 1,401-foot skyscraper anchoring the modernization of the East Midtown Business District.
“One Vanderbilt Avenue is one of those rare buildings that will be a New York City icon. I was drawn to its stunning design and one of a kind location. The space being created for the restaurant is simply extraordinary and well-suited for the fine dining destination I envision,” said Daniel Boulud. “The level of commitment, care, and detail that SL Green has brought to this project will become highly apparent to the tenants in the building and future customers at One Vanderbilt.”
“From the outset of this project, we envisioned that One Vanderbilt would feature one of the best new dining experiences in New York City,” said SL Green Chief Executive Officer Marc Holliday. “As a globally-recognized gastronomic master, Daniel Boulud is the perfect partner to help develop, at this exceptional address, a top culinary destination regularly drawing business people from across the Midtown business district, residents throughout the City, and visitors from around the world, while also providing a new, unparalleled amenity to our One Vanderbilt tenants.”
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Associates, One Vanderbilt will encompass an entire city block at the doorstep of Grand Central Terminal, bounded by Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues to the west and east, and East 43rd and East 42nd Streets to the north and south. With 1.7 million square feet of 21st century office space, One Vanderbilt will feature column-free floorplates, unmatched ceiling heights, 360 degree views, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, and a package of modern office amenities unrivaled in New York City. This Press Release comes on the heels of SL Green’s announcement of a formed Joint Venture with The National Pension Service of Korea and Hines Interest LP for the ownership of One Vanderbilt.
About SL Green Realty Corp.
SL Green Realty Corp., an S&P 500 company and New York City's largest office landlord, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is focused primarily on acquiring, managing and maximizing value of Manhattan commercial properties. As of December 31, 2016, SL Green held interests in 127 Manhattan buildings totaling 47.8 million square feet. This included ownership interests in 28.1 million square feet of commercial buildings and debt and preferred equity investments secured by 19.7 million square feet of buildings. In addition, SL Green held ownership interests in 30 suburban buildings totaling 4.8 million square feet in Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut and New Jersey.
About Daniel Boulud
Daniel Boulud, a native of Lyon, France, is considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered French chefs in New York, his home since 1982. Daniel is Chef-Owner of 16 businesses, including 6 restaurants, a catering company and 3 gourmet stores in New York. He is well- known for his eponymous, refined DANIEL. Outside of New York, the chef’s cuisine can be found in Boston, London, Miami, Montréal, Palm Beach, Singapore, Toronto and Washington, DC. Boulud is the author of nine cookbooks, the recipient of multiple James Beard Foundation awards including “Outstanding Chef” and “Outstanding Restaurateur,” as well as The Culinary Institute of America’s “Chef of the Year Award” (2011) and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants “Lifetime Achievement Award” (2015). Boulud was named a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur by the French government in March 2006 in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of French culture. He is a generous supporter and Co-President of Citymeals on Wheels for more than two decades, and is Chairman of the ment’or BKB Foundation which supports the next generation of young culinary talent to advance in their careers through education, competitions, and grants.