Taconic Investment

West End Labs’ Office and Laboratory Conversion Nears Completion on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Work is finishing up on West End Labs at 125 West End Avenue, an eight-story commercial building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Taconic Partners, Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B), and Perkins+Will and developed by Taconic and Nuveen Real Estate, the project involves the full re-cladding of the structure’s exterior and conversion of its 400,000 square feet of interiors into a life sciences and research laboratory. CBRE is leading marketing and leasing and JRM Construction Management is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of West 66th Street and West End Avenue, a short walk from Riverside Park South.

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312 West 43rd Street Rises in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 312 West 43rd Street, a 33-story residential building in MidtownManhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Taconic Partners, the 373,133-square-foot project will yield 330 rental apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail space in the multi-story podium, and will encompass a seven-story extension along West 43rd Street. Triton Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 42nd and 43rd Streets and Eighth and Ninth Avenues, directly north of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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121 West 125th Street in Harlem

Urban League Empowerment Center’s Façade Nears Completion at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Exterior work is nearing completion on the Urban League Empowerment Center, a 17-story mixed-use building at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by The Prusik Group, BRP Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Partners, the 414-000-square-foot structure will yield 170 residential units with an affordable housing component, 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 110,000 square feet of retail area including a Target and a 28,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s on the ground floor. Other tenants include National Urban League and the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 126th Street to the north, 125th Street to the south, Malcolm X Boulevard to the east, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to the west.

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Rendering of 2 Hudson Square by SHoP Architects

Permits Filed for 76 Varick Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 27-story mixed-use building at 76 Varick Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan. Also known as Two Hudson Square, the lot is bound by Canal Street to the south, Varick Street to the west, Grand Street to the north, and Sullivan Street and Duarte Square to the east. The 450,380-square-foot building is a joint venture between Taconic Investment Partners and Nuveen.

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Foundations Near Completion at 312 West 43rd Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Foundation work is almost complete at 312 West 43rd Street, the site of a two-building residential development in MidtownManhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Taconic Partners under the 311 West 42nd Street Associates LLC, the 373,133-square-foot project comprises a 33-story tower and seven-story extension with a shared podium. The complex will yield 321 apartments averaging 839 square feet apiece as well as 25,202 square feet of retail space on the lower floors. Triton Construction is serving as the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 42nd and 43rd Streets and Eighth and Ninth Avenues, directly north of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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