Microsoft has leased a 15,000 square foot office space at the New York Times Square building, the first gaming-focused office space ever designed for the United States, according to people familiar with the matter.
The new office, at the Times Square headquarters complex near Times Square, will be the first in a larger building at the center of Times Square that includes a hotel and a retail center.
The building, a historic landmark in Times Square’s financial district, has been home to numerous retail, office and residential tenants, including Macy’s and the venerable Fashion Institute of Technology.
Microsoft has leased space in the space to the Times for a period of time that could exceed two years, according the people, who asked not to be identified discussing the private arrangement.
The space, which is located between the Times Building and the iconic Manhattan skyline, will include an elevator and a conference room.
Microsoft is also considering using the space for a hotel, a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to The Wall St. Journal.
The Times Square office, which Microsoft opened in 2006, has attracted many corporate clients.
The office has hosted a number of high-profile tech companies including Google, Apple, and Microsoft, among others.