While its Rust Belt roots continue to fade, the University of Buffalo’s new $75 million engineering school hopes to help position Western New York as a tech industry leader.
Construction on a $680 million platform above LIRR and Amtrak tracks on Ninth Avenue will allow Brookfield Properties to proceed with its $4.5 billion Manhattan West development, which will feature two 60-story, LEED Gold-hopeful commercial office towers.
With a $60 million construction loan in place, the LEED Gold-hopeful 837 Washington Street was able to break ground earlier this week.
In an effort that will completely redefine Manhattan’s far West Side, the city officially broke ground earlier this week on the massive Hudson Yards project, which will feature at least two LEED Gold office towers.
With $400 million in financing secured from Bank of America and a Middle East wealth fund, Related is ready to break ground on the first commercial office tower at its 300-acre Hudson Yards project, which will be home to Coach and seek a LEED Platinum rating from USGBC.
Nearly a year after the Landmarks Commission did the same, the New York City Department of Buildings has approved the zoning plan for 837 Washington Street, a planned 6-story, LEED Gold mixed-use tower in the Meatpacking District.
The U.S. General Services Administration has, finally, formally signed its 20-year, 270,000-square-foot lease for six floors (50 through 55) at the LEED Gold-hopeful 1 World Trade Center: rent is rumored to be in the low $50s per square foot.
In deals totaling 130,000 square feet, two tenants have agreed to anchor a new Green Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, an effort that the city hopes will help spur manufacturing and innovation within the environment-friendly technology sector.
Edward Minskoff’s Fumihiko Maki-designed 51 Astor Place is close to landing its first tenant: Hult International Business school is in discussions to lease the entire second floor of the 12-story, 400,000-square-foot tower in what would be a 55,000-square-foot deal mandated by the site’s zoning requirements.
It will stand at a symbolic final height of 1776 feet and was once known as the Freedom Tower. But when it came time to brand 1 World Trade Center, the Port Authority and the Durst Organization turned to the London-based design firm Wordsearch.