The New York Times Company owns about 800,000 square feet (74,300 square meters) on the second through the 27th floors. Forest City Ratner owns about 700,000 square feet (65,032 square meters) on floors 29 through 52, as well as 21,000 square feet (1,951 square meters) of street-level retail space. The lobby and floors 28 and 51 are jointly owned.
Six law firms have their offices in the building: Covington & Burling LLP; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (36th floor); Pepper Hamilton LLP (37th floor); Seyfarth Shaw LLP (31st-33rd floors); Goodwin Procter LLP (leasing floors 23-27 from the New York Times and floors 29-30 from FCRC) and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Other office tenants include: Barclays Center/New Jersey Nets, JAMS, Legg Mason, Markit Group Limited, The Resolution Experts, Samoo Architecture P.C., Autonomy Inc. and SJP Properties. Retail tenants include: Inakaya, Dean & DeLuca, and MUJI.
Towards the end of 2008, BT Group hope to have started consolidating their NY employees into new offices on the 45th and 46th floors.
On the first floor is the Times Center, an event space consisting of a 378-seat auditorium, a 900 square foot (84 square meter) gallery for exhibits and receptions, and 5,000 square foot (464 square meter) hall for banquets and parties.
Some types of tenants are prohibited under the terms of the lease of the property from the Empire State Development Corporation. These include medical offices, employment agencies, job training centers, and social-services offices.
i hope this turns out to be some kind of giant office tower that is leased out to other tenants and the globe gets some awesome podium with the printing press on the ground floor visible from the sidewalk (i'm not sure whether or not thats possible) it'd be fun to be able to walk by and see sundays paper being printed