AccuWeather, the world’s largest and fastest-growing weather digital media company, this week announced the expansion and relocation of its offices in New York City from Midtown to Lower Manhattan’s financial district. The move supports AccuWeather’s accelerated growth in digital media, enhanced marketing, product development and superior design. This new location will result in enhanced collaboration opportunities and enhanced services given the close proximity to client partners.
The offices are located at 7 World Trade Center (WTC), 250 Greenwich Street, on the 32nd floor and represent nearly a doubling of the space AccuWeather formerly occupied in Rockefeller Center. The state-of-the-art work space features sweeping and grand views of the Hudson and East Rivers in addition to the new World Trade Center. The design and layout are conducive to enhanced internal collaboration and will be utilized for digital and linear video content development and the AccuWeather Network® as well.
We are told that relocating its New York office to 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan reflects AccuWeather’s continued growth in a variety of key functions, including product development and design, marketing, sales and advertising. (Photo: Joe Woolhead, Silverstein Properties)
Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather Founder and CEO said “New York City is the hub of the advertising business in the U.S. and a gateway to the world in many respects, so it is natural that we continue to grow our footprint here. The new location enables us serve clients more effectively and also helps us to attract world-class expertise and talent in media sales, consumer product development, visual design and marketing that AccuWeather demands.”
AccuWeather’s global headquarters is located in State College, Pennsylvania, the center of its media production and weather forecasting operations. AccuWeather also has a Severe Weather Center, known as the most accurate source of severe weather forecasts in the world, in Wichita, Kansas, and maintains offices in Beijing, Dublin, Montreal, Mumbai, Oklahoma City, Seoul and Tokyo. The company employs approximately 500 team members, including more than 100 operational meteorologists.
The expanded office in New York reflects the rapid growth in AccuWeather’s digital products and content development operations over the past decade. Kurt Fulepp, AccuWeather’s Global Chief Product Officer said “AccuWeather’s growth as a technology company will be very well-served by our new facilities. We are continuing to attract and hire top product managers, designers, developers and analysts, and this opportunity with additional space will serve to facilitate our diverse and growing talent pool.”
The 52-story, 1.7 million-square-foot 7 WTC building is a benchmark of innovative design, safety, and sustainability. 7 WTC developer Larry Silverstein has drawn a diverse roster of tenants, including Moody’s Corporation, New York Academy of Sciences, Mansueto Ventures, Moët Hennessy and WilmerHale. The building is fully occupied, having attracted many Midtown companies to a revitalized Lower Manhattan. Ben Fastenberg, Senior Vice President at CBRE, was responsible for the leasing.