Work has started on what will be a gut renovation of the St. John’s Terminal building, with an additional eight floors — intended to house a massive increase in Google’s office space at Hudson Square..
Google will lease the terminal building at 550 Washington St. along with 315 and 345 Hudson st., totalling 1.7 million sq. ft. The overall project has an estimated $1 billion value.
CityRealty reports that Westbrook Partners and Atlas Capital group will develop the terminal’s north end, while Oxford Properties will lead the work in preserving the buildings first three floors.
CookFox Architects has designed the structure, featuring oversized floor plates greater than 100,000 sq. ft.
The developers plan to remove the overpass over Houston Street, allowing better views of the waterfront.
The renovation and addition to the terminal building is expected to be completed by 2022, while construction at the Hudson Street buildings is expected to be completed by next year, Crain’s New York Business reported.