Render of the exterior of 1334 York Avenue, courtesy of Edelman

Weill Cornell Announces New Research Center at 1334 York Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Weill Cornell Medicine has announced plans to expand its Upper East Side campus with the acquisition of five floors at 1334 York Avenue. The new space, which is currently occupied by Sotheby’s auction house, is located one block from Weill Cornell’s primary campus and will add some 200,000 square feet of research space, the institution’s largest expansion since the inauguration of the Belfer Research Building in 2014.

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111 Willoughby Street Rises in Downtown Brooklyn

The 30th-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 111 Willoughby Street, a 40-story residential tower that has begun to rise in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed byGF55 Architects and developed by The Michaels OrganizationTriangle Equities, and Geolo Capital, the 437-foot-tall structure will span 205,000 square feet and yield 227 rental units, a 20,000-square-foot ministry center for the St. Boniface parish, and 1,814 square feet of commercial space. ZDG, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the intersection of Willoughby Street to the south and Duffield Street to the east.

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Rendering of 10th Avenue entrance, via Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Announces Retail-to-Office Conversion in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Wells Fargo has announced plans to consolidate most of its New York office presence across two buildings in Hudson Yards. Developed by Related Companies, the project involves the conversion of three stories of retail space in 20 Hudson Yards into 445,000 square feet of new office space, providing an easy link to the company’s existing nine-story footprint in the connecting 30 Hudson Yards supertall skyscraper. Wells Fargo reportedly purchased the former Neiman Marcus store, which closed in 2020, for $550 million and plans to open the new office in three years.

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