Rendering Revealed for 17-Story Addition to 441 Ninth Avenue, Hudson Yards

441 Ninth Avenue, image courtesy Cove Property Group441 Ninth Avenue, image courtesy Cove Property Group

YIMBY’s last report on 441 Ninth Avenue was back when The Cove Property Group and hedge fund Baupost Group purchased the site. The two companies have now released a rendering, and information about plans that triple the floor count. Rentable square footage will balloon to 700,000 square feet, and 17 stories will be added atop the existing eight-story building, which will be gutted and redesigned.

The rendering reveals an attempt at joining two different eras. The lower eight floors were built in 1962, a period when the design world was enamored by bold, clean strokes. The façade’s darkness projects an intimidating personality.

The upper section demonstrates the ethos of modern design, with thinly framed glass that effortlessly reaches for the sky. The two periods ultimately work nicely for each other, and their union will greatly improve upon what had previously been a hum-drum building. It works especially well in conversation with the nearby Hudson Yards towers.

According to The Real Deal, Cove has received a $479 million construction loan, which the Commercial Observer reports as coming from the private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

Work will start in January 2018, with the project ready for tenants by summer of 2019. Cove is expecting to start leasing for the building’s lower eight stories before the end of 2018.

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4 Comments on "Rendering Revealed for 17-Story Addition to 441 Ninth Avenue, Hudson Yards"

  1. Welcome Home (David) | November 8, 2017 at 7:43 am | Reply

    The topic of the detail was war. ((^_^))

  2. Some Guy Bored At Work | November 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Reply

    They seriously need to build or create some sort of defense around Hudson to keep terrorist at bay it would be a shame if they were to take this building out, maybe reinforced steel and bullet proof glass as well as a laser guided cannon at the very top … I’m just bored at work and needed to pass by the time so I decided to just type something silly up

  3. I’m Jimmy Bigfoot. I’m a Safety Guy. I’m a shady dude

  4. Just out of curiosity, how much did The Cove and Baupost pay for the Air rights to build up an additional 17 stories?

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