Construction Update: 2 Renwick and 261 Hudson Street

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While development is booming across Lower Manhattan, the block of SoHo that contains 2 Renwick and 261 Hudson Street has seen particularly significant changes in recent months. Work is now wrapping up at 2 Renwick, which will likely come out more attractive than depicted in renderings, while excavation is finally underway at 261 Hudson, where earth is moving quickly.

2 Renwick aka 503 Canal aka 231 Hudson

2 Renwick aka 503 Canal aka 231 Hudson

YIMBY last posted about the 10-story and 325-room 2 Renwick in early June, and the development has made significant headway since then; the brick facade appears to have been nearly fully installed, and a peek under the scaffolding reveals an attractive and subdued look, though windows are still pending.

2 Renwick

2 Renwick’s brick facade

The site spans through the block, with other listed addresses of 503 Canal 231 Hudson Street; Kaufman is the architect, and the Metropolis Group is the developer.

261 Hudson Street

261 Hudson Street, viewed from the east

Just a short walk up, Related’s new project at 261 Hudson Street is also moving quickly. The building — designed by Ismael Leyva, and set to rise 12 floors with 201 apartments — will fill one of the larger cavities on the block, also spanning through to Renwick Street.

261 Hudson Street

261 Hudson Street

2 Renwick is expected to open later this year, while 261 Hudson has a summer 2016 completion date. Together, the buildings round out the last large redevelopment opportunities on the block, which still has some smaller sites worthy of new buildings.

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