After 80 Years, Rockefellers Vacating Rockefeller Center

NEW YORK (Bloomberg) -

Descendants of John D. Rockefeller Jr. will vacate office space at 30 Rockefeller Plaza that the family has occupied for more than 80 years.

The Rockefeller family will leave Room 5600, the full-floor space on the tower’s 56th Floor, in the third quarter of 2015, and relocate to a new office a block south at One Rockefeller Plaza, which they have occupied since 1933.

“They needed slightly less space, their lease was up and they got a good, reasonable deal,” family spokesman Fraser Seitel said Monday.

The property was developed by John D. Rockefeller, the world’s first billionaire, during the Great Depression. His son, David Rockefeller Sr., is the family’s 99-year-old patriarch.