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A view from Thousand & One overlooking a rooftop greenhouse and garden at Heron, a residential building. Photo: Becca Meier/Axios

They're marketing Water Street Tampa's new Thousand & One as the city’s first anticipated WELL Core- and Shell-certified office building and first trophy office tower in nearly 30 years.

Why it matters: The developers hope wellness — like, actual physical and mental health — will be a giant draw in a post-COVID work culture.

What it means: The building is all about wellness and sustainability, with water features, landscaped awnings and terraces, natural light, water views, and indoor-outdoor spaces — all aimed at promoting health, happiness and increased productivity.

  • From the textured exterior meant to evoke mangroves to the quick Mitsubishi elevators to the shared amenities in the penthouse, Thousand & One raises the bar for office buildings in Tampa.

What's next: Developer Strategic Property Partners hopes the building, which opens next week, gives national companies a reason to relocate to Tampa.

  • "We have an extraordinary amount of leasing activity right now," said Dave Bevirt, an executive vice president for SPP.

By the numbers: The 20-story tower has 375,000 square feet of office space with 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

  • Already leasing space are RSM, a global accounting firm, Suffolk Construction, one of the nation’s leading construction companies, and Sila Realty Trust Inc., a Tampa-based real estate investment trust.

More views of the building:

Awnings landscaped with native Florida plants at Thousand & One. Photo: Becca Meier/Axios
Thousand & One landscaping using plants that are native to Florida, including mature cypress trees. Photo: Seamus Payne
The lobby at Thousand & One. Photo: Seamus Payne
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Canadians are ready to return to Florida as their government eases COVID-19 travel restrictions — and nonstop flights between Toronto and Tampa International Airport have resumed.

  • And Florida responds: It's aboot time!

Why it matters: Canada is the number one international visitor market for Tampa Bay.

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Gov. Cuomo during a press conference in New York City on Aug. 2. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

The district attorneys for Manhattan and Westchester County on Wednesday requested evidence related to New York Attorney General Letitia James' investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), according to a letter obtained by NBC News.

Why it matters: The district attorneys are investigating if alleged conduct highlighted in an independent report published by James' office that occurred in their jurisdictions was criminal in nature.

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Why it matters: The company has been quietly building a roster of top talent, but hadn't confirmed its branding or exact business plans up until now.

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