Skidmore Owings & Merrill


Disney Headquarters Rises Above Street Level at Four Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Construction is rising rapidly on Disney’s 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 338-foot-tall structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed by Silverstein Properties. The media giant purchased the parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million and Skanska was responsible for the demolition of four structures that wrapped up last summerLendlease is in charge of constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.

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605-foot Office Tower by SOM Revealed for 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

An Environmental Assessment Statement reveals plans for a 40-story tower designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill at 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. The applicant 415 Madison Avenue LLC is seeking special permits as part of the ULURP process to construct a 605-foot-tall commercial building on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street. Rudin Management currently owns the site, which houses a 24-story structure yielding 270,000 square feet of boutique office space. It opened in 1955 and has floor plates ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 square feet.

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Existing ground floor conditions at Lever House - Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

SOM Reveals Restoration Plans for the Historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to renovate and restore the historic Lever House at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan. Scope of work for the proposed alterations includes replacement of non-original plaza paving and bases, the installation of new signage and stainless steel doors, a new entrance into the Casa Lever restaurant on the ground floor, and the replacement of aluminum panelling and glass storefronts at the ground floor. The design team will also restore exterior stone, metal, and ceiling materials around the property.

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Pendry Manhattan West Prepares for September Debut at Four Manhattan West in Midtown, Manhattan

Pendry Manhattan West, a 21-story hotel tower, is getting ready to open its doors to guests this September at 440 West 33rd Street in the eight-acre Manhattan West development in Midtown West. Also known as Four Manhattan West in the five-building complex, the 281-foot-tall Pendry is designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield Properties and will yield 164 guest rooms and 30 suites featuring California-influenced designs by Gachot Studios. The structure will also house a Mediterranean-themed restaurant, a lounge, a 1,600-square-foot open-air bar, a 150-person ballroom, and 6,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces. This is the first Pendry Hotels & Resorts property in New York City.

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