Demolition is finished and excavation work is now in full swing for Disney’s new 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street, aka Four Hudson Square. Since YIMBY’s last update in late February, the final remaining building at 304 Hudson Street has been cleared from the property, which Disney purchased from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties, the upcoming 22-story building will eventually top out at 320 feet tall. Skanska oversaw the demolition process for the Hudson Square complex, which involved the razing of four structures.
YIMBY checked in on the progress made on NYU‘s expansion located at 181 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake are the designers of the full-block, 23-story, 750,000-square-foot structure, which sits along Houston Street directly to the east of I. M. Pei’s three-tower University Village complex. 181 Mercer Street is bound by Houston Street to the south, Mercer Street to the east, and Bleecker Street to the north.
The earth-toned brick masonry facade and grid of large square and narrow windows that make up the main southern elevation of 11-19 Jane Street is now complete, while work on the interiors should likely be wrapping up. Located in the Manhattan neighborhood of the West Village, the topped-out mixed-use residential and commercial project will soon debut as a 31,000-square-foot structure designed by London-based design firm David Chipperfield Architects, and developed by Edward Minskoff of Minskoff Equities. There will be a total of seven residential units inside, averaging 2,382 square feet each. The site is located between Greenwich Avenue and Eighth Avenue and is one street below Jackson Square Park.
185 Broadway has been vertically progressing over the lower stretch of Broadway and the surrounding Financial District neighborhood. The 31-story mixed-use superstructure is designed by FXCollaborative and developed by SL Green, and is slated to open as a 404-foot tall, 260,000-square-foot development. The site is located next to the western entrance to the Fulton Street station and is one street away from the World Trade Center.
After a brief pause in construction, work has resumed on the Marriott Residence Inn at 215 Pearl Street in the Financial District. The 38-story building comprises approximately 165,655 feet and was initially designed by Nobutaka Ashihara Architects, with whom Gene Kaufman worked to transition the project.