Renovation

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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Empire State Building. Courtesy of Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Building Spire Restoration Nears Completion in Midtown

The Empire State Building has been undergoing a restoration project since June 2019 to return the iconic landmark to its original silhouette. Now in its final stages, photos reveal the restoration of the 1930s Art Deco luster on the Midtown edifice. Empire State Realty Trust, along with project managers JLL, master riggers from ColeNYC, and CANY Architecture and Engineering have joined forces to return the structure to its original architectural design.

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Rendering of Terminal Warehouse at 11th Avenue (Credit: COOKFOX)

LPC Approves Major Restoration Plan For Terminal Warehouse in Chelsea

L & L Holding Company and Normandy Real Estate Partners will soon begin a large-scale renovation and revitalization of the historic Terminal Warehouse following unanimous approval by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Designed in collaboration by COOKFOX Architects, the 1.2 million-square-foot facility located at 261 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea will be redeveloped to support a mix of office space, retail tenants, and restaurants.

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Midtown and Billionaires' Row from the Empire State Building's 102nd floor observatory

YIMBY Tours the Empire State Building’s Newly Renovated Observatories

For more than 40 years, the Empire State Building‘s observatory reigned as the loftiest manmade place on Earth. Though no longer the pinnacle of New York, the Art Deco masterpiece’s Olympian mass still cuts an uncontested figure in the popular imagination as a symbol of the city and is an enduring emblem of human might and ingenuity. Today, as the supertall enters its tenth decade, it welcomes visitors with a fresh new face, the product of a four-year, $165 million renovation to improve the experience for the 10,000-odd guests that stream through its doors each day.

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Rendering of Central Stores - COOKFOX

Proposal for Terminal Warehouse Renovations Returns to the Landmarks Preservation Commission

COOKFOX will again present proposals to the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission to facilitate a transformative renovation of Terminal Warehouse in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The former warehouse building occupies an entire city block spanning Eleventh to Twelfth Avenues and 27th to 28th Streets. When renovations are complete, the property will debut as Central Stores, a mixed-use complex.

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