Renovating for WeWork, Other Modern Office Tenants

The building at 368 Ninth Ave. in midtown Manhattan was never meant to be an office tower. Constructed in 1930, it was a warehouse for Sears, with some offices and a call center space thrown in, and at one point housed an oyster bar. While it had been repurposed for offices over the past nine decades, the structure didn’t scream 21st-century workplace, much less trendy co-working space.