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.
\Construction is approaching completion at 25 Great Jones Street, aka 22 Bond Street, an 11-story condominium building in NoHo. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by Second Development Services and Richport Group, the structure contains six residential units with prices starting at $9.8 million, and will include a penthouse that reportedly spans about 4,000 square feet. BKSK Architects is in charge of the interior design.
A new Le Meridien Hotel at 292 Fifth Avenue is expected to reach full completion in October 2020. The 187-key hotel topped out at 21 stories in 2019 and is one of the latest projects developed in collaboration by McSam Hotel Group and Gene Kaufman Architect.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 308 East 165th Street in Concourse Village, The Bronx. Located between College Avenue and Findlay Avenue, the lot is closest to the 161 Street-Yankee Stadium subway station, serviced by the B, D, and 4 trains. Joel Brach under the 38-39 Bronx Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
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.