New York-based law firm Hogan Lovells will nearly triple its Center City space in a move to the 1735 Market St. office tower set for later this year.

Hogan Lovells has signed an 11-year lease for more than 34,700 square feet, covering 1 1/2 floors, at the 54-story building known as BNY Mellon Center, the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.

The move, planned for September, from the 13,150-square-foot space the firm currently occupies at 1835 Market St. is part of a "strategic initiative to expand in the Philadelphia market," Hogan Lovells said.