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4 Hudson Square Update 03/29/22

Disney's New Headquarters Rises in Hudson Square

It's no secret that Manhattan's Hudson Square neighborhood is becoming a hotbed of new development lately. But with many of these projects currently overshadowed by Google's massive renovation of the St. John's Terminal building, you may have forgotten about the other gigantic office project going up just a few blocks away.

Four Hudson Square is a 22-story behemoth being commissioned by The Walt Disney Company to house a new corporate headquarters for its New York operations.

Bound by Vandam, Varick, Spring, and Hudson Street, the project site encompasses an entire city block.  has been overseeing construction efforts since the build commenced in the fall of 2020. Ironwork has been ongoing since this past summer with Stonebridge Steel Erection at the helm.

Developed by , 4 Hudson Square is set to total 1.2 million square feet. It will consist of two main tower sections bookending a multi-story base. At this time, the superstructure is only 5 or 6 stories away from topping out.


Soon to stand feet tall, the building will have a somewhat low profile for a structure of its size, but volume will be accounted for with massive floor plates. According to project architect, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), "At this height, the building will provide employees with views of the Hudson River to the west, and visually connect to the water towers and warehouse rooftops that characterize Lower Manhattan."

As work continues to progress, sections of the facade are being installed in various areas around the structure. SOM states, "The facade design is inspired by the material palette of Hudson Square—a neighborhood characterized by masonry and stone, as well as bronze-colored metal, hints of color, and punched windows."

Disney's long-awaited New York headquarters will surely look the part when it's finished, but it certainly won't come cheap. The company purchased the lot for a whopping $650 million back in 2018, and shortly thereafter, had four existing structures demolished so the project could begin. When you factor in the big-ticket expense - construction - who really knows what the final cost will add up to.

Nevertheless, with plenty of capital to make it happen, Disney shouldn't have much trouble making corporate executive dreams come true. 4 Hudson Square is currently on track to complete sometime in 2023.


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