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Exterior Work Wraps Up on Google Headquarters at 550 Washington Street in Hudson Square, Manhattan

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Construction of the 1.3 million square foot Google headquarters has reached the final stages. 550 Washington Street of Hudson Squaredesigned by cookfox architects Developed by oxford properties, the project involves the repurposing and vertical expansion of the former St. John’s Terminal Building along the Hudson River waterfront. The 232-foot-tall structure serves as the centerpiece of the 1.7 million-square-foot “Googleplex” master plan. 315 Hudson Street When 345 Hudson Street. turner construction is the general contractor for this property, which spans two full city blocks between West Street, West Houston Street, Washington Street, and the New York State Sanitation Building.

At that time our last update As of November 2021, work was being done on the north end of the podium, but a construction elevator remained attached near the southwest corner. The latter has since been demolished and the podium floor along West Houston Street has been completed with lush landscaping.

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

The next close-up shot shows the completed exterior of the north end of the podium and its green terrace. Raised garden beds planted with trees are installed around the front door and on the staggered cantilever above. This cantilever has an exposed steel I-beam covered in white concrete for a rustic industrial look. An array of tall grass and shrubbery hangs over the terrace, creating a nice contrast with the smooth glass wall behind. It is lined up on the broken side wall.

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

Below is a rendering showing the final result.

Rendering of 550 Washington Street by COOKFOX Architects

Here’s a further perspective of the entire building from Jersey City in the spring.

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

Sidewalk scaffolding still covers most of the ground floor, but should be removed as soon as the work is completed.

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

550 Washington Street.Photo by Michael Young

Construction on 550 Washington Street could be completed this fall.

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