Upper West Side’s 125 West End Avenue to be Redeveloped as Science and Research Facility

125 West End Avenue. Courtesy of Taconic Partners125 West End Avenue. Courtesy of Taconic Partners

The Taconic Partners West Campus building at 125 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side will soon be redeveloped as a state-of-the-art life sciences and research laboratory. In January 2021, broadcasting company Walt Disney/ABC will vacate the eight-story property it has occupied since 1985. Architect Perkins+Will and engineer JB&B round out the redevelopment team.

Originally built as an automotive facility by Chrysler Motor Company, the 400,000-square-foot structure was also owned by The New York Times at one point. In late 2019 Taconic and Nuveen Real Estate paid $230 million for the property.

The building has several attractive elements including ceiling spans ranging from 15 to 16 feet, 50,000-square-foot floorplates, and views of the Hudson River. According to Taconic, the renovated 125 West End Avenue will feature open floor plans, a high-performance façade, robust mechanical infrastructure, and amenities for tenants. Redevelopment plans, as reported by RE Business, call for a mechanical plant, purpose-built lab infrastructure, a new façade, roof terrace, and conference center.

It is unclear whether redevelopment will extend to the rest of the complex, which includes a six-story television studio at 320 West 66th Street and a 1.2-acre development parcel.

Construction is slated for completion in 2023.

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4 Comments on "Upper West Side’s 125 West End Avenue to be Redeveloped as Science and Research Facility"

  1. I am interested way I could go and get an application

  2. confused in st louis | November 5, 2020 at 11:32 am | Reply

    “Ceiling spans ranging from 15 to 16 feet”. What is a ceiling span? Do you mean ceiling heights?

  3. Unfortunately this building is way to far from Columbia to be valuable.

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