Google’s 2-Acre Rooftop Park Opens to the Public at Pier 57 in Chelsea, Manhattan

New York City’s largest rooftop park opened to the public last week atop Pier 57 in Chelsea. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by RXR RealtyYoungWoo & Associates, Hudson River Park Trust, and The Baupost Group, the 2-acre space is part of a $410 million renovation to the 70-year-old structure in Hudson River Park and now features 350,000 square feet of office space with Google as the anchor tenant. The building will also feature 50,000 square feet of public-oriented amenities on the ground floor developed by Jamestown that include a food hall curated by the James Beard Foundation, community space with flexible layouts available for booking by local organizations, a public gathering place called the Living Room, and an outdoor screening space for the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Pier 57 formerly served as a shipping port and bus depot and is located at the intersection of West Street and West 15th Street.

Oxford Properties Completes $2.1B Sale of St. John’s Terminal to Google in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Oxford Properties has sold St. John’s Terminal to Google for $2.1 billion. Located at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square, the terminal property is designed by COOKFOX and developed by Oxford Properties and will serve as the anchor of Google’s new corporate campus, which comprises 1.7 million square feet along with two additional sites at 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street.

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Chelsea Market in Meatpacking District, Manhattan - Courtesy of Chelsea Market

Non-Profit Culinary Company Hot Bread Kitchen Debuts at Chelsea Market in Manhattan

Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit organization that offers culinary training and job placement programs, has revealed its new headquarters at Manhattan’s renowned Chelsea Market in Chelsea. The 10,000-square-foot space is located on the market’s sixth floor and features 18 stations for culinary education, administrative offices, and a spaces to facilitate Hot Bread Kitchen’s virtual small business incubator.

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

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

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.

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