Disney Headquarters Nears Completion at 7 Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on The Walt Disney Company’s 22-story New York headquarters at 7 Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, 338-foot-tall structure will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail space. Lendlease is the general contractor for the project, which is alternately addressed as 137 Varick Street and formerly addressed as 4 Hudson Square, and stands on an 85,600-square-foot full-block plot bound by Vandam Street to the north, Spring Street to the south, Varick Street to the east, and Hudson Street to the west.

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Housing Lottery Launches for 1638 Park Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1638 Park Avenue, a nine-story residential building in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Marin Architects and developed by Affect Property Group, the structure yields 24 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are six units for residents at 40 to 80 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $31,818 to $122,000.

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Rendering of completely repurposed 25 Water Street, New York City, from office to residential, courtesy of CetraRuddy.

25 Water Street’s Expansion Tops Out in Financial District, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on 25 Water Street, a 32-story office-to-residential conversion and expansion in Manhattan’s Financial District. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by GFP Real Estate, Metro Loft Management, and Rockwood Capital, the project involves the construction of ten stories above the parapet of the former 22-story office building, the replacement of much of its old façade with a modern fenestration featuring more expansive glass, and the gut renovation of its 1.1 million square feet of interiors into 1,300 rental units.

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