Construction Tops Out on Google’s St. John’s Terminal Building in Hudson Square

St. John's Terminal - Renderings courtesy of Oxford PropertiesSt. John's Terminal - Renderings courtesy of Oxford Properties

This week, Turner Construction hoisted the final steel beam into place on St. John’s Terminal, Google’s 1.3-million-square-foot addition to its Hudson Square campus at 550 Washington Street. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Oxford Properties Group, the 12-story building spans two full city blocks, with 100,000-square-foot floor plates, a rare scope for commercial buildings in Manhattan.

“As New York City comes back, it’ll be tech that leads the way,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Google has doubled down on their big bet on New York City because they know we have advantages that are unmatched across the country and across the globe. Together, we’re going to build on that strong foundation and that work starts today.”

550 Washington Street in late October, approaching topping out. Photo by Michael Young

View of final beam being raised at St. John’s Terminal - Courtesy of Oxford Properties

View of final beam being raised at St. John’s Terminal – Courtesy of Oxford Properties

The multi-phase development involved the expansion and integration of an existing three-story commercial property that once served as a freight terminal. This included the removal of train tracks present at the build site, along with an overpass covering Houston Street at the north side of the building.

Occupants will have access to landscaped terraces, rooftop areas, a lush entry plaza, and an unspecified suite of amenities.

St. John's Terminal, Oxford Properties Rendering

St. John’s Terminal – Renderings courtesy of Oxford Properties

Rendering of outdoor terrace at St. John's Terminal - COOKFOX Architects

Rendering of outdoor terrace at St. John’s Terminal – Renderings courtesy of Oxford Properties

The base of the St. John’s Terminal building is expected to be completed by 2022. To date, the development has directly created more than 500 construction jobs.

“Congratulations to Oxford Properties and Turner Construction on the milestone of topping off of St. John’s Terminal, an achievement that demonstrates Manhattan and the City of New York are open for business,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Thanks go to the hundreds of construction workers who made it possible, in the middle of the pandemic, and to Google, which is deepening its roots in the city.”

View of the St. John’s Terminal project team -  Courtesy of Oxford Properties

View of the St. John’s Terminal project team – Courtesy of Oxford Properties

Aerial rendering of the St. John's Terminal - COOKFOX Architectsjpg

Aerial rendering of the St. John’s Terminal – Renderings courtesy of Oxford Properties

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4 Comments on "Construction Tops Out on Google’s St. John’s Terminal Building in Hudson Square"

  1. Angel's Body (David) | November 19, 2020 at 7:40 am | Reply

    People could have played with your progress views, and workers were excited to continue their work in the big city: Hello New York YIMBY.

  2. David in Bushwick | November 19, 2020 at 11:05 am | Reply

    Huge, like Gurgle.

  3. What a great achievement.

  4. Finally!!! An article about Manhattan. Go back over the previous weeks and see how many articles are written about Manhattan, what’s going on?

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