The west side of Midtown Manhattan is having a moment. For decades, the acres around the rail yards were largely seen as undevelopable given the industrial use. But now, Hudson Yards has activated the entire area as a mix of residential, office and retail buildings that have truly become a destination.
Most building repositioning projects involving gutting an older building and starting fresh with modern infrastructure and interiors. But at Hudson Commons, Cove Property Group thought—quite literally—outside of the box. In addition to modernizing the former 9-story, “Class B” EmblemHealth building, the team of Cove, Kohn Pedersen Fox, WSP, and Pavarini McGovern built another 18 stories above it, creating a modern, “Class A” commercial office building with the abundant lighting, high ceilings, outdoor terrace spaces and other amenities that appeal to today’s tenants.
With 100 Vandam, the Hudson Square neighborhood continues to reinforce its place in the history of New York City, all while becoming a new destination for modern Lower Manhattan living. The building is also an excellent example of how to make adaptive reuse work in a sustainable, efficient manner.
SUNY Purchase Constructed in 1973, the Humanities Building on the SUNY Purchase campus had not had any major renovations since then. With new requirements for health and safety, ADA compliance and energy efficiency.
640 Fifth Avenue Renovating an occupied, historic building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan is tough. And the project at 640 Fifth Avenue was no exception, requiring a unique combination of construction management and logistics to redevelop the 267,000sf, 18-story office building, as well as add three stories on top.
Barbizon Built in 1927 as a residential hotel for women, the Barbizon was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. After acquiring the property in 2002, Berwind Property Group determined to convert it to luxury condos in 2004, bringing in Cetra/Ruddy as designers and Pavarini McGovern as builders.
Mercer 40 Residences Originally designed to be a hotel, the condos at 40 Mercer Street, called Mercer 40 Residences, include 13 stories and 156,000sf of luxury living. Boasting one of the first curtain wall systems of its kind in New York City, the glass façade encloses 40 residential units with at-grade retail and below-grade parking.
The scope and program for this project was to construct a new approximately 50,000sf, 9-story high-end luxury residential building that has 14 condominium apartments and a duplex Penthouse apartment. 27 Wooster Street is located at the southwest corner of Wooster and Grand Streets in the heart of the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
Pavarini McGovern was the construction manager for SJP Properties, to build the Waterfront Corporate Center (WCC) Phase II. This second office building at the multiple building complex has below-grade parking and is located on the banks of the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ.
Our Pavarini McGovern team helped reposition this century-old industrial building in Lower Manhattan into a LEED® Gold, 17-story office and retail building.