10 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center)

Address: 10 Columbus Circle
Block No: 1049
Lot No: 7501
Landmark status: No

Contact

James Kleeman, Manager
Related Management
10 Columbus Circle, Suite 310
New York, NY 10019
Architect: David Childs
Skidmore, Owens & Merrill LLP

Developer: Related Companies LP
Apollo Real Estate Advisors, LP

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Summary of site plans and status

In 2002, city and state officials, general contractors, building management and shop owners met regularly for six months to coordinate outreach and hiring procedures for the new Time Warner Center Building. As chair of the City Council’s technology committee, Council member Gale A. Brewer helped create a website to assist local residents find jobs in the new Time Warner Center building. The Time Warner Center’s managers Related Management Companies (subsidiary of Related Companies, the developer of both the Time Warner Center and the Gateway Center) informed the private businesses that the city offers consulting services to ensure compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Standards, the Disability Act, and other labor laws.

For example, when the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was overwhelmed with applications, the city Department of Small Business Services narrowed down 6,000 applications to only four candidates for each open position. DSBS passed the selections to the hotel’s human resources department, which made the hiring decisions. As a result, 70 percent of the 389 new hires at the five-star hotel were from New York City: 90 Manhattanites got jobs. Brewer estimates that her West Side constituents make up 20 percent of all those hired.

Completed in 2004, the 750 feet, twin towered, multi-use complex is home to AOL Time Warner world headquarters, the 250 room/suite Mandarin Oriental Hotel, retail space, entertainment facilities, restaurants, and office space. In addition, CNN broadcasts live from the location and a concert hall is on site for the use of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Time Warner owns one third of the complex.

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