- December 29, 2020
Morgan & Morgan and Gallagher intend to put their names on the top facades of the 12-story 501 Riverside Ave. building in Brooklyn.
Morgan & Morgan’s name will be on the north and south facades, facing north to Downtown and south to Interstate 95.
Gallagher’s name will be on the east and west sides.
The city issued a sign permit June 16 for the Morgan & Morgan sign on the north facade at a cost of $31,250.
It is reviewing the permit application for the south facade.
It also is reviewing applications for Gallagher on the east and west elevations
Jacksonville-based Harbinger is the sign contractor.
TIAA Bank, which previously anchored the structure, moved corporate offices before and during the pandemic into TIAA Bank Center at 301 W. Bay St. Downtown.
The bank ended its lease March 31, 2022 at 501 Riverside Ave., but maintains a bank branch on the ground floor.
The Morgan & Morgan law firm will move from the VyStar Tower Downtown at 76 S. Laura St. into the former TIAA Bank space on the 11th and 12th floors. It will lease about 51,000 square feet of space.
It negotiated signage rights with the lease.
Gallagher, formerly known as Harden, has been in the building and leases space on the 10th floor.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. bought the Harden and Associates Inc. insurance broker Dec. 29, 2020, for an undisclosed price.
Harden offered insurance, risk management, employee benefits and other services to businesses and individuals in Florida. It has a focus on the health care, real estate and construction industries. M.C. Harden Jr. started the company in 1953.
Gallagher is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm headquartered in Rolling Meadows, outside of Chicago.
Harden will be part of Gallagher’s Southeast division. Upon the sale it said it eventually will be rebranded as Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., replacing the signage in front of its office at 501 Riverside Ave.