Several older office buildings are currently undergoing pricey renovations to make them more appealing to potential tenants, but one that's practically finishedthe newly green-skinned 1095 Sixth Avenue at Bryant Parkcould become a cautionary tale: "Though the building, once owned by Verizon, just went through a two-year, $250 million makeover, several financial firms that signed leases in 2006 and 2007 say they no longer can afford the rents or the cost of outfitting new spaces. Others are laying off workers or reorganizing their offices and no longer need as much room." Anybody need a sublet? [NYT]
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