Apparently unwilling to let Amazon hog the limelight, Google followed up the HQ2 announcement with big news of their own–1.7 million square feet of offices in Hudson Square. This is not to be confused with Hudson Yards. Hudson Square is just around the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, and Google’s entrance will invest more than $1 billion to the little area between West Village and SoHo.
The Google campus (Goopus?) will be split between three buildings at 550 Washington Street, 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street. The Hudson Street buildings will be ready for move-in in 2020, but 550 Washington Street, which is currently being redeveloped by Oxford Properties, won’t be complete until 2022.
This all comes after Google’s $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market building in March–which market the second largest amount ever paid for a NYC building.
This Hudson Square addition will stretch Google’s footprint from Chelsea down to Pier 40.
Rendering courtesy of COOKFOX Architects