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NEW YORK CITY-A joint venture led by Vornado Realty Trust has gotten another extension on its exclusivity agreement to develop an office tower over the Port Authority Bus Terminal. In exchange for the two-year extension, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s board of directors also voted Tuesday afternoon to give the JV responsibility for managing the bus terminal’s retail space over the next five years.

The JV between Vornado and Lawrence Ruben Co., 20X Square Associates, was announced in April 2007 as the developer of a 1.3-million-square-foot office tower over the terminal’s north wing. The Port anticipated that the deal would bring in $500 million over the term of the lease, which it planned to put toward renovations on the 60-year-old depot. At the time, the Port’s executive chairman, Anthony Coscia, said the agreement would provide a vehicle for “leveraging the robust real estate market so that we can secure needed resources to invest in this aging facility and allow it to serve future generations.”

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