NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RFR Realty LLC announced a 29,386-square-foot lease with Nelson Levine De Luca & Hamilton at 17 State Street, the iconic 42-story office tower located across the street from Battery Park. The architecturally-distinct skyscraper, notable within the Lower Manhattan skyline for its curved blue glass facade, is located in the heart of Downtown's Financial District. Nelson Levine, which inked a long-term lease for the entire 29th and 30th floors, is relocating from One Battery Park Plaza. This major new lease signing follows more than 90,000 square feet of leasing activity at 17 State Street over the past 12 months. Asking rents at the signature property are close to $60 per square foot.