Former Facebook director leases space at 2 Gansevoort for tech startup Serkan Piantino’s company Spell is leasing space on the seventh floor of the building
Serkan Piantino and 2 Gansevoort Street (Credit: LinkedIn and Rubenstein)
A former Facebook director is moving his tech startup focused on artificial intelligence to 2 Gansevoort Street.
Serkan Piantino, co-founder of Facebook’s artificial intelligence research team and the former founder of its New York office, signed a 3,604-square-foot lease for his company Spell at the landmarked office building, according to the William Kaufman Organization, which has owned the property since 1948. Asking rents were $95 per square foot.
Spell, which focuses on developing artificial intelligence and infrastructure for deep learning, is the first tenant to sign a lease in the Swivel portion of the building on the seventh floor.
Kaufman introduced Swivel at 2 Gansevoort Street in February. The concept combines private office space with communal amenities, such as lounges and meeting rooms. Each private office includes its own爱上海龙凤419桑拿