YIMBY went to check in on the progress of demolition and excavation for Disney’s new 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street, aka Four Hudson Square, in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties, the 22-story building is slated to stand 320 feet tall. Skanska is overseeing the demolition process for the Hudson Square property, which Disney purchased from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million.
The Lionsgate Motion Picture Group will soon debut a new studio complex in Yonkers following the approval of a major financing package from the city’s development agency. The project is expected to create up to 420 permanent jobs as well as 400 construction jobs.
Permits have been filed for a 16-story residential building at 2080 Boston Road in West Farms, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of East 180th Street and Boston Road, the corner lot is two blocks north of the West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Non-profit developer Phipps Houses and the Boston Tremont Housing Development Fund Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 873 East 228th Street in Williamsbridge, The Bronx. Located between Barnes Avenue and Bronxwood Avenue, the lot is a few blocks from the 225 Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. L. Leguci is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The massive steel superstructure of NYU‘s newest building is continuing to climb at 181 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village. Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake are the designers of the 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.