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270 Park Ave. JPMorgan Chase’s headquarters building at 270 Park Ave.

NEW YORK CITY—Last week, JPMorgan Chase announced it is building new headquarters, replacing its current 1.5 million square-foot, 50-story office tower at 270 Park Ave. with a 2.5 million square-foot, 70-story one. This would be the first major project to be developed under the city’s Midtown East rezoning plan approved last year.

Architecture preservationists, Docomomo US and Docomomo US New York/Tri-State, on Friday, submitted a joint letter to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission requesting they designate the building as a landmark. 

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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