Excavation is progressing for Disney’s 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the site will give rise to a 22-story, 320-foot-tall superstructure designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties. Disney purchased the full-block parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million, and Skanska completed demolition of the four structures on the site during the summer. Lendlease is in charge of constructing the new building.
Façade work is nearing the parapet of 102 Charlton Street, a 21-story, 210-foot-tall residential building in Hudson Square. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, which purchased the property in 2010 for $4 million, the property will yield 59,323 square feet and 61 apartments. The project features a dramatic cantilever over an old low-rise structure.
Construction is nearing topping out at 550 Washington Street, Google’s 1.3 million-square-foot office in Hudson Square. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Oxford Properties, the facility will join two other nearby structures at 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street to form a 1.7 million-square-foot hub dubbed the “Googleplex.” The site is bound by West Street, West Houston Street, Washington Street, and the New York Department of Sanitation offices.
Exterior work is nearing completion on the six-story addition atop 60 Charlton Street, an office building in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as 163 Varick Street, the project is designed by HOK and co-developed by APF Properties, Kenneth Aschendorf, and Berndt Perl, with Stuart Milstein of Drake Street Properties, and brings the structure’s total height to 12 stories and 191 feet tall.
Urban Design Forum recently announced WIP Collaborative as the winner of a long-running design competition to construct an interactive public art piece in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Titled “Restorative Ground,” the work will take shape on King Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets.