The St. John’s Terminal site, the memo said, “is being reimagined into a highly sustainable, adaptable and connected building. Its biophilic design connecting people more closely to nature will add numerous outdoor open spaces and reconnect the Hudson Square neighborhood to the waterfront. The building will also offset 100% of its carbon in support of Google’s ambitious carbon goals.”
The Washington Street project was designed by COOKFOX Architects.
In addition, Google will have office space at Pier 57, at W. 16th St. in Chelsea, which is expected to be completed next year.
Over all, Google hopes to grow its New York City workforce to 14,000 in the coming years.
Since 2005, Google has provided more than $170 million in grant funding to nonprofits in New York. In the Hudson Square neighborhood, specifically, the company is supporting the new Jackie Robinson Museum, opening next year, with a grant to help deliver new educational programming for students.
Also in Hudson Square, Google has provided grant funding to the Children’s Museum of the Arts to help launch new digital programming for childhood arts education, and to God’s Love We Deliver, which offers free meals and services for those living with H.I.V./AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses.