World Monuments Fund Moves to Rockefeller Center’s 600 Fifth Avenue
After 12 years at the Empire State Building, WMF’s Global Headquarters Move from One Iconic Building to Another
NEW YORK, NY, April 20, 2022–World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Rockefeller Center’s 600 Fifth Avenue.
Since 2010, WMF, the world’s leading independent organization dedicated to cultural heritage preservation, has been headquartered on the 24th floor of Empire State Building.
After a thorough search for a new space at culturally significant locations across the city, WMF signed a 10-year lease for a 7,981 square foot space which spans the entire 25th floor of Rockefeller Center’s 600 Fifth Avenue. An equally iconic Art Deco building, Rockefeller Center, owned by Tishman Speyer, will open a new chapter in WMF’s history.
“As an organization dedicated to safeguarding heritage sites, we are excited to be moving to Rockefeller Center, a campus with incredible history and one of the most vibrant areas of New York City. The amenities for all those who work at the Center, the carefully considered retail and dining offerings, and of course the artworks and architecture make this a perfect home for WMF,” said WMF President and CEO, Bénédicte de Montlaur.
"We are honored and excited to welcome World Monuments Fund to the Center, said EB Kelly, Tishman Speyer Managing Director overseeing Rockefeller Center. "WMF's work across the globe is truly inspiring, and we look forward to providing the team with a home worthy of WMF's mission."
For more than half a century, World Monuments Fund has been active in every corner of the globe, completing more than 700 projects from Venice to Easter Island, Sierra Leone to Myanmar. The organization works with communities to save their places of beauty and meaning, to create opportunities, and to find ways to keep stories from the past—stories that make us who we are—alive for generations to come.
About World Monuments Fund
World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Since 1965, our global team of experts has preserved the world's diverse cultural heritage using the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in 112 countries. Partnering with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF draws on heritage to address some of today’s most pressing challenges: climate change, underrepresentation, imbalanced tourism, and post-crisis recovery. With a commitment to the people who bring places to life, WMF embraces the potential of the past to create a more resilient and inclusive society.
About Tishman Speyer (tishmanspeyer.com)
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 30 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We develop, build and manage premier office, residential and retail spaces for industry-leading tenants, as well as state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties venture. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs. By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO., and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 484 properties, totaling 219 million square feet, with a combined value of over $121 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.
Judith Walker, Vice President of Communications, World Monuments Fund, firstname.lastname@example.org