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 Realty, YoungWoo & 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 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.
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.
Google will no longer be a tenant of the 1.7 million-square-foot St. John’s Terminal campus—the tech giant will purchase the entire development. Located in Hudson Square, Manhattan, the commercial campus comprises three distinct buildings at 315 Hudson Street, 345 Hudson Street, and St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington Street.
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.