If you’re a Wall Streeter or someone who frequents the bars and restaurants of cobbled Stone Street in the Financial District, chances are you’re already familiar with One Hanover Square.
While the iconic Harry’s restaurant and bar in the property’s basement may have been what drew you in, the office portion of the landmark building is now available to lease for the first time in history, Commercial Observer can first report.
SomeraRoad is the property’s new landlord, and expects to deliver the multitenant office space in early 2023.
One Hanover Square was designated a New York City landmark in 1965, and was previously home to India House, a nonprofit members-only club that closed its doors during the pandemic. The three-story property was acquired by SomeraRoad in March 2022, and the new owner has since performed a complete reimagination and gut renovation of the 1854 building.
Now, it offers 20,000 square feet of high-design office space, complemented by top-tier amenities. Encompassing the flight-to-quality mindset that’s become top of mind for office developers since the pandemic hit, One Hanover Square includes 5,000 square feet of hospitality-like amenities.
The first floor features a members club-esque living room complete with a bar, fireplace and private liquor lockers. It also includes a conference center and coffee bar — which also serves beer on tap — plus catering and on-demand meal delivery from Harry’s steakhouse downstairs via QR code, delivered to tenants through a secret back entrance.
“The design vision of One Hanover includes carefully restoring many of the historic elements, such as the grand staircase and façade, into a contemporary design that will carry the landmark building into the next century,” John Clifford, founder and principal of S9 Architecture, said in prepared remarks. “The building design is unique in New York City in that instead of creating just Class A office space, we’re establishing a community, a collaborative catalyst, and a home away from home.”