550 Washington Street

Manhattan, New York

GMS has been retained to provide building envelope consulting services for the redevelopment of the southern part of the St. John’s Terminal located at the West Side Highway on Manhattan’s west side into an office building. The existing structure will grow to 1.3 million square feet, with an expansion from 4 to 12 stories.  This will include a commercial office tenant area, retail space, ground floor event program space, and parking spaces.  GMS will assist with the design, detailing, and specification of the facades and roof/terraces of the building.

GMS is also providing support for flood mitigation at 550 Washington Street on the first floor/grade level.  The building is located in the FEMA 100-year flood zone – only several hundred feet east of the Hudson River – so the project includes the design and engineering of custom glazed flood-proof storefront construction and direct interaction with the NYC Building Department Office of Technical Certification and Research.

Owner: Oxford Properties Group

Design Architect: COOKFOX

Architect of Record: Adamson Associates