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.
Architectural photographer Tectonic captured a couple of images showing a large amount of temporary supports and wooden formwork for the future floor slabs and columns. It’s definitely possible that the reinforced concrete structure can top out by the end of 2020.
124 East 14th Street will feature a large glass curtain wall on the main northern elevation and will be topped by a large open-air terrace overlooking Union Square. The main rendering also shows double-height spaces on the western end of the floor plates, each illuminated in a different bright color. The building incorporates one setback at the 14th floor that corresponds roughly to the roof height of the adjacent structures.
The project site sits immediately east of Union Square between Broadway and Third Avenue. The New York City Economic Development Corporation reported that the Union Square Tech Training Center will create over 600 construction jobs and an additional 550 permanent positions by 2020. The nearest subway lines are the L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 14th Street-Union Square station, making the location very convenient for workers and visitors to access.
124 East 14th Street is slated for completion next spring.