Work on 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards in the first phase of Related Companies’ master plan is wrapping up, as the construction elevator hoists on the exterior of the skyscrapers are in the process of being dismantled. The fast pace of construction at the $25 billion Midtown site was followed by a number of milestone completions, dedication ceremonies, and openings. 15 Hudson Yards is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, 30 Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox, and 35 Hudson Yards by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
Google is leasing 1.3 million square feet at St. John’s Terminal as part of its Hudson Square campus. This week, the tech company closed the final deal after announcing plans late last year for Google Hudson Square, a $1 billion company campus at 550 Washington Street. The 1.7 million-square-foot campus will also occupy both 345 and 315 Hudson Street by 2020.
YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of One Willoughby Square, aka 420 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, which is on track to become the tallest new office building in the borough. The 495-foot-tall building, which will contain 500,000 square feet of Class A office space across 34 stories, is being designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty. Gilbane Development Company is in charge of the construction progress.
Permits have been filed for a six-story office building at 608 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Located between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue, the lot is three avenues west of the 50 Street subway station, serviced by the C and E trains. Emmut Properties Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The final steel beam was ceremoniously lifted into place for the addition on 150 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District, in an event attended by leaders of L&L Holding Company and OC Development Management (OCDM). More than 100 construction workers, designers, and engineers were also present for the dedication and signed their names on the beam. The expansion features a two-story, 35,000 square-foot rooftop structure, part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and modernization of the landmarked 11-story building. The entire property will become the new home for Mastercard. STUDIOS Architecture is the design firm behind the project.