Renderings for the site of the former Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront were released earlier today. As part of the plan for the site, the area will house between 3,000 and 4,000 office workers, tripling the amount of office space in an otherwise sparse commercial district.
The Two Trees Management proposal, designed by SHoP Architects, calls for 631,240 square feet of office space, up from the less than 100,000 square feet proposed by original developers CPC.
In a move reminiscent of Harry Macklowe’s visionary decision years back to utilize the General Motors Building’s below ground space by installing a glass cube in its plaza and leasing it to an Apple store, Fisher Brothers is shopping around its own grand retail plans at 1345 Avenue of the Americas, and The Commercial Observer has the pictures to prove it.
The company, through its leasing brokers at Cushman & Wakefield, is marketing 15,545 square feet that sits largely under the building’s generous plaza area in front. Renderings the firm has released envision removing two sea urchin-like fountains and replacing them with glass pyramids reminiscent of the Louvre that will house escalators that would whisk shoppers down to the underground space.
Kushner Companies unveiled plans this week to turn 200 Lafayette Street into what officials there believe will be one of Midtown South’s most coveted office addresses.
Mr. Kushner, a principal of the large real estate investment company Kushner Companies (and owner of both The Commercial Observer and The New York Observer), bought the roughly 150,000-square-foot building in partnership with the CIM Group in January for approximately $50 million. Mr. Kushner plans to pump significant capital to restore the over 100-year-old building’s classic aesthetic while refurbishing its space to house modern amenities and infrastructure. After a jump, a tour of the building through renderings obtained exclusively by The Commercial Observer.