They’re back!

From Rockefeller Center to the World Trade Center, the iconic building’s that give the New York City skyline its sex appeal are welcoming back visitors with new renovations, health and safety upgrades and fresh aesthetics.

Here’s what you can expect when you return to work.

Making an entrance

What was old is new again at Rockefeller Center. The Tishman Speyer-led ownership was inspired by early architecture drawings of the Art Deco masterpiece and has used them as a template to create grand entrances and updated public spaces.

“There is now a grand sense of arrival as you are coming in,” EB Kelly, who runs the Midtown landmark, told The Post.

The lobbies at One Rock, 50 Rock and 45 Rock are all being updated while preserving their historical personas.

“We want them to feel light and have seating and be a place to meet a colleague,” Kelly said.

Close-up view of green street sign depicting 'Rockefeller Plaza' in Midtown Manhattan, New-York.
If you lobbied for new lobbies, you got ’em.
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The dining scene at the center is also seeing a shake up. New restaurants including the Middle Eastern Samesa, Hombre Taco, and a new concourse location for the popular Harlem restaurant Fieldtrip are all on tap. City Winery is also now open with outdoor seating and heat lamps.

For fine-dining, Frenchette will soon open in 45 Rock with an outdoor dining plaza. James Beard Award-winning chef Ignacio Mattos’ will also open the restaurant Caffè Lodi at 1 Rock. Top of the Rock and The Rainbow Room are already open to all.

There is also lots of new retail.

A woman and child view dolls for sale at a press preview for the opening of American Girl Place New York
American Girl is a Rockefeller staple.
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The RC Capsule initiative, which brings brands that lack a city retail presence to Rock Center, has two rotating shops on Sixth Avenue and West 50 Street: Jill Lindsey, a Brooklyn wellness and health tenant, is one and the second has yet to be announced.

FAO Schwarz at 30 Rock and American Girl in 75 Rock (owned by RXR Realty) are open, while the LEGO Store on Fifth Avenue is expanding and “building something amazing” at 636 Fifth Ave.

Finally, office workers will want to check out the new tenants only Radio Park on the roof of the Radio City Music Hall — accessible via a upcoming skybridge.

“We want to keep the center surprising,” Kelly said.

The whole fine Yards

People flock to the Vessel in Hudson Yards.
Vessel or no Vessel, Hudson Yards in 190,000 square feet of shopaholic bliss.
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Hudson Yards is still fresh from its 2019 opening, but already changes are afoot.

Besides temporarily closing its centerpiece climbing sculpture, the Vessel, the city-within-a-city development lost its anchor tenant Neiman Marcus.

The 190,000-square-foot retail space spans several large floors with 18-foot-high ceilings, has a private entrance and terraces, walls of windows and possible signage. It’s already attracting strong interest from office tenants, said Related spokesman Jon Weinstein.

New stores in the mall include Forum by B8ta, Genesis, Goodlife, Herman Miller, Levi’s, Marli, Messika, Mint & Rose, the Strictly Cycling Collective, Sunglass Hut and Therabody, while new food options include Miznon and Lauderee.

People flock to the Vessel in Hudson Yards.
Shop till you drop at HY and ‘gram it while you do it.
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The fourth floor also hosts an ongoing artist-in-residence program, said Stacey Feder, Hudson Yards’ chief marketing officer.

The family-friendly Backyard at Hudson Yards has been activated with numerous events. The Tribeca Film Festival will show flicks in June as part of its 25th anniversary, plus others throughout the year. Sporting events like the Kentucky Derby are live-streamed with food truck options and food carts on tap from tenants like Ven Leeuween’s ice cream and Bluestone Coffee.

A new Farmers Market kicks off Earth Day on April 22 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the fall with local produce, flowers, baked-goods, gourmet coffee, meats, seafood and more.

“It will be a hub of activity that meets the needs of the community,” Feder said.

The Empire strikes back

The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline at dusk.
King Kong’s favorite climbing wall is back, baby!
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In October, the Empire State Building signed a 212,154-square-foot lease for Centric Brands and many other tenants renewed, Anthony Malkin, CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, the building’s owner, told The Post.

Starbucks is also building out a 23,000-square-foot mega triplex at the tower’s north corner at Fifth Ave.

Empire State Building 5th Avenue lobby.
The grand lobby of the Empire State Building.
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The environmentally friendly building upgraded to MERV 13 filters and AtmosAir “active bipolar ionization” which kills coronavirus.

“It’s an environment where people can come and enjoy themselves with confidence,” Malkin said.

Taking Center stage

A view from inside the Oculus, home to the World Trade Center PATH station and shopping center in Downtown Manhattan/
Prost, meine Damen und Herren — the Oculus now has a beer garden!
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Visitors to the World Trade Center will have no shortage of sauce.

A brand new 5,000-square-foot Oculus Beer Garden has popped up at 2 World Trade Center Plaza at the corner of Church and Vesey streets.

But that is just the beginning, according to the building owner.

“The future 2 World Trade Center is being redesigned by Foster & Partners to be the healthiest and most sustainable building on the planet,” said Dara McQuillan a spokesperson for Silverstein Properties, which owns 2, 3 and 4 World Trade Center and will eventually develop 5 World Trade Center with Brookfield.

Eataly at the World Trade Center Mall.
A happy customer ciao-ing down at the World Trade Center’s Eataly outpost.
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Eataly, which has remained open in 4 World Trade, is adding an outdoor café on Cortlandt Way. Silverstein Properties has also created new lounges, amenity centers and areas (think yoga studios) in anticipation of a changed work environment.

One World Trade Center, which is owned by the Port Authority and the Durst Organization, has installed Merv 16 filters and has created separate entrances and exits. Its 65th-floor amenity center, Well& By Durst, serves up honey from hives located on the roofs of Durst’s Midtown buildings.

Well worth it

People walk through an empty Brookfield Place mall in lower Manhattan
Brookfield Place hope folk will fall head over “heals” for their new focus on wellness.
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With an eye toward the “right curation” of retailers, Brookfield Place is now wooing health and wellness.

“We are going through the pandemic and experiencing a rebirth of NYC,” said Callie Haines, executive vice president of Brookfield Properties. “In January, tenants woke up.”

The wellness concept, Clean Market, will soon provide IV nutrient drips, cryotherapy, infrared saunas and CBD oils. Similarly, Adam Grooming and Plaza M Spa is opening in May.

Fashion tenants like LVMH and Lululemon are also expanding. Meanwhile, new luxury lifestyle tenant, Adam Lippes, has already opened.

Expanded outdoor dining and restaurants include Hudson Eats and Sant Ambroeus.

But Brookfield is looking beyond downtown Manhattan. In September they are planning a grand opening for Manhattan West, with retail shops that include Peloton.

This summer, the development’s Pendry Manhattan West hotel will soft open its 164 luxury rooms. The offices at One Manhattan West, the residential 5 Manhattan West and the Lofts are all open while the new office tower at 2 Manhattan West is under construction.

Soon, construction will begin to expand the High Line’s northern spur right into the center of the plaza — hopefully opening by 2022.

Exterior of MetroTech
Brookfield is revamping the area surrounding Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center.
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In Brooklyn, Brookfield now owns the majority of the buildings around MetroTech and is completely overhauling the 16-acre campus to add retail, arts programming and create a more engaging destination.

It’s public greenspace, known as MetroTech Commons, is 3½ acres and will host events such as BAM’s R&B Festival and outdoor fairs,.

“We are completing our design for a rebranding,” Haines said.

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