CBS, WNBC, WNJU & PBS RETURN TO TOP OF 1,776-FOOT TOWER
Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. served as legal counsel to the Durst Organization in deals to relocate broadcasters CBS, WNBC, WNJU and PBS to the top of the 408-foot spire that caps the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
The broadcasters originally had been located at the top of One World Trade Center and were forced to find new locations following the attacks of 9/11. Fourteen-plus years later, they have returned and will use the tower as their primary broadcast facility for New York and New Jersey.
Gary Rosenberg, founder; Robert M. Kessler, member; William Byers, Jr., member, Jean S. Tom, of counsel, and associates Charles Caldarola and Arielle Frost of Rosenberg & Estis represented the Durst Organization in the transactions. Robert Becker and John Lyons handled the negotiations for Durst Broadcasting LLC.
One World Trade Center, which was developed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and which is managed, operated, and leased by The Durst Organization, provides an unparalleled platform for broadcasters. The building offers advanced communications and technology infrastructure and its height provides superior signal coverage.
Rosenberg & Estis is New York City’s largest real estate law firm and has a specialty in broadcast and telecommunications leasing and licensing in New York City. The firm has completed many telecommunications agreements on behalf of property owners. Rosenberg & Estis regularly represents building owners in preparing and/or negotiating broadcast license agreements, access agreements, building space license agreements and the like, for telecommunications providers to gain access into buildings to mount, build out and/or install equipment and wireless facilities, including but not limited to cell
phones, television signals, fiber optic networks, in order to provide service to tenants at those buildings or to the public. 4 Times Square has a broadcasting facility similar to 1 World Trade Center, for which Rosenberg & Estis has provided all legal representation to the building owner.
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Founded in 1975, Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. is widely recognized as one of New York City’s pre-eminent real estate law firms. Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. represents clients in all aspects of real estate development, transactions, financing, litigation, rent regulation and governmental affairs.