Twitter to Move Headquarters to Chelsea, Report Says
CHELSEA — Get ready, tweeps: Twitter is coming to Chelsea.
The massive social network will move into a new Manhattan headquarters in Chelsea, just steps from Google's massive New York HQ, according to a report in Crain's New York Business.
The company reached a deal to take more than 140,000 square feet in a joint office at 245 W. 17th St. and 249 W. 17th St., according to the report.
Twitter is moving from Midtown East, where it has occupied a much smaller, 11,000-square-foot office at 340 Madison Ave. since 2011.
The multibillion-dollar company had been eyeing a move to 51 Astor Place, but IBM's Watson Group took the space instead.
Savanna, the real estate investment firm that owns Twitter's new office, bought the two buildings for $76 million in 2012, according to records, renovating it in the hopes of bringing in a tech company.
The move continues Chelsea's growth as a mecca for tech companies. Along with Google, big names like Spotify and Barnes & Noble's Nook division call the area home.
Neither Twitter nor Savanna officials immediately responded to a request for comment.