NHL to move to new 67-story tower on Manhattan's west side

NEW YORK (AP) The National Hockey League is moving its headquarters to a 67-story office tower under construction on Manhattan's west side.

Developer Brookfield Property Partners announced Wednesday the NHL will move from its current location in midtown to the tower that will be known as One Manhattan West.

The league will lease five floors of the new skyscraper, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

The building will be part of the seven-acre Manhattan West complex. The development is west of Madison Square Garden, home of the NHL's Rangers.

The NHL will also open a new store in the complex's retail mall.

NHL Chief Financial Officer Craig Harnett said league officials believe the west side of Manhattan is ''the future of New York.''

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