Architecture

Disney Headquarters Tops Out at 4 Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on Four Hudson Square, The Walt Disney Company’s new 22-story headquarters in Hudson Square. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, the 338-foot-tall building will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail space. Lendlease is the contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 137 Varick Street and occupies a full-block parcel bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.

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Below-Grade Work Ramps Up for Tribeca Rebel at 65 Franklin Street in Tribeca, Manhattan

Below-grade work is continuing at 65 Franklin Street, the site of Tribeca Rebel, a 19-story residential building in Tribeca. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by HAP Investment Developers, which secured $94 million in construction financing from G4 Capital Partners, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 101,000 square feet with 40 condominiums and around 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Nest Seekers Development Marketing is in charge of sales and marketing with pricing ranging from $2 million to $20 million. Noble Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Broadway and Franklin Street.

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Waldorf Astoria Renovation and Partial Residential Conversion Progresses in Midtown East, Manhattan

Work continues to progress on the renovation and partial residential conversion of the Waldorf Astoria at 305 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Developed by Andrew Miller of Dajia US, the project is dubbed “The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria” and will yield 375 residences designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Jean-Louis Deniot that range from studios to sprawling penthouses, as well as an extensive amenity offering. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling sales and marketing of the units, Suffolk Construction Corporation is the general contractor, Pierre-Yves Rochon is in charge of the revamped hotel interiors, and Simon de Pury is the residential art curator for the 625-foot-tall Art Deco landmark, which occupies a full city block bound by Park Avenue to the west, East 49th Street to the south, East 50th Street to the north, and Lexington Avenue to the east.

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799 Broadway Completes Construction in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Construction is complete on 799 Broadway, a 12-story commercial building in Greenwich Village. Designed by Perkins + Will and developed by Columbia Property Trust, the 182-foot-tall structure yields 180,000 square feet of office space marketed by JLL. Consigli Construction Co. served as the general contractor for the project, which is located at the intersection of Broadway and East 11th Street.

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Pace University Tower’s Foundations Take Shape at 15 Beekman Street in Financial District, Manhattan

Below-grade work is continuing at 15 Beekman Street, the site of a 27-story academic center and dormitory for Pace University in the Financial District. Designed by Manish Chadha of Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by SL Green Realty, the 338-foot-tall structure will yield 213,084 square feet of classrooms, dorm rooms, a dining facility, a library, and a learning center. The building will also have a cellar, sub-cellar, and a 20-foot-long rear yard. New Line Structures & Development LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Beekman and Nassau Streets and is alternatively addressed as 126-132 Nassau Street.

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