Finishing touches are wrapping up on Google’s new 12-story headquarters at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Oxford Properties, the 1.3-million-square-foot project involved the restoration and 232-foot vertical expansion of the St. John’s Terminal building along the Hudson River waterfront. The structure will serve as the centerpiece of the sprawling 1.7-million-square-foot “Googleplex” master plan along with 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street. Gensler is the interior designer and Turner Construction was the general contractor for the property, which spans two full city blocks between West Street, West Houston Street, Washington Street, and the New York Department of Sanitation building to the south.
Façade installation nears completion on The Walt Disney Company’s new headquarters, a 22-story building at Four Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, the 338-foot-tall structure will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail. Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 137 Varick Street and occupies a full city block bound by Vandam Street to the north, Spring Street to the south, Varick Street to the east, and Hudson Street to the west.
Renovation and expansion work continue on 44-54 Ninth Avenue, an eight-story office and retail building on the border of Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and the West Village. Designed by BKSK Architects for Tavros Capital, the project consists of the restoration of a row of a landmarked townhomes and the construction of a new office volume above. Broadway Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 351-355 West 14th Street and located at the intersection of West 14th Street and Ninth Avenue.
Construction is complete on The Greene, a 21-story residential building at 45-30 Pearson Street in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by ZD Jasper, the 229-foot-tall structure yields 62,000 square feet with 130 condominium units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, as well as ground-floor retail space and parking for 34 vehicles. Tom Wu under Davis Street Development LLC is the owner and Nest Seekers International is in charge of sales and marketing for the property, which is located off Jackson Avenue between Pearson Street and Davis Street.
Construction is complete on Charlotte of The Upper West Side, a nine-story residential building at 470 Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by The Roe Corporation, the structure was engineered to Passive House standards and yields seven full-floor condominium units with interiors designed by Alyssa Kapito Interiors and BKSK. Compass and CORE are handling sales and marketing for the property, which is located between West 82nd and 83rd Streets, just north of the American Museum of Natural History.