The lease with property owner Tishman Speyer, which expires at the end of 2024, will not be extended, according to a statement. That the lease expires at the end of next year has long been known, Galeries Lafayette had worked on a continuation of the lease unfortunately without success. Thus, the center of attraction for many visitors all around the globe closes its doors forever.
The employee representatives have already been informed – the approximately 190 employees will now be supported in the best possible way.
Negotiations are already underway for a new use: Berlin’s Senator for Culture Joe Chialo would like to house the Central and Regional Library in the building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.