As reported by YIMBY in August of 2018, GDS Development filed permits to develop a 22-floor commercial tower at the corner of 31st Street and Broadway. Renderings have finally arrived from architects Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) and reveal a minimalist, glowing façade and several open-air terraces.
In a surprise announcement, Google has confirmed an initiative to expand its existing footprint in New York City. That expansion translates to a $1 Billion investment in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood. Officially known as Google Hudson Square, the 1.7 million square foot campus will occupy both 345 and 315 Hudson Street, as well as St. John’s Terminal located at 550 Washington Street.
Manhattan’s iconic MetLife Building will soon undergo a major renovation of ground floor lobby areas, including the reinstatement of a long-shuttered connection to Grand Central Terminal. Tishman Speyer, the building’s current owner, has commissioned MdeAs Architect to reimagine the space.
Developers will again appear before the Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking approvals to renovate and redesign 550 Madison Avenue. This follows impassioned NIMBY outcry against the original proposal.
YIMBY first revealed the rising office conversion at 107 North 1st Street in March 2018. Today, Melamed Architects have announced a full redesign of the building’s façade, and we have exclusive new renderings of the development.