YIMBY went to check in on the progress of demolition and excavation for Disney’s new 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street, aka Four Hudson Square, in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties, the 22-story building is slated to stand 320 feet tall. Skanska is overseeing the demolition process for the Hudson Square property, which Disney purchased from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million.
The massive steel superstructure of NYU‘s newest building is continuing to climb at 181 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake are the designers of the 23-story, 750,000-square-foot structure, which sits along Houston Street directly to the east of I. M. Pei’s three-tower University Village complex.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 96 Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Located between Stockton Street and Myrtle Avenue, the lot is one block east of the Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues subway station, serviced by the G train. Joel Leifer under the Farragut Associates LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction on Davis Brody Bond‘s 21-story tech hub at 124 East 14th Street is now two stories above street level in Union Square. The Union Square Tech Training Center will eventually yield 254,000 square feet and include a mix of affordable and market-rate office space for tech companies, retail, and dining facilities managed by Urbanspace. Private entities RAL Development and Suffolk Construction are also part of the development team.