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Hudson Commons Named Finalist in ULI Awards For Excellence in Development

The KPF renovation was one of 18 projects selected by the Urban Land Institute as a finalist in the 2022 awards.

One of two finalists in the Excellence in Office Development category, Hudson Commons was built in 1962. KPF’s transformation of the original eight-story warehouse includes the renovation of the podium windows and the addition of a 17-story glass-and-steel overbuild. The side core configuration of the new tower preserves city and river views, while floor-to ceiling windows enhance daylight coverage on each floor. In 2021, Hudson Commons sold for over $1 billion, more than tripling the price of the building before its renovation four years prior.

“Each year, we get the opportunity to recognize projects and organizations that work tirelessly to anticipate the needs and challenges of the future and advance the industry further than what we could have ever imagined. This year’s finalists are no different,” said Brian Collins, current ULI NY Chair and EVP, Director of Development at Silverstein Properties.

This is the third year in a row that KPF projects have been honored by the awards program. Last year, One Vanderbilt won in the Office category, and in 2020, Hudson Yards won in the Mixed-Use Development category.

Founded to recognize outstanding development projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors across New York State, The ULI Awards For Excellence in Development honor projects that best exemplify an organization’s commitment to responsible land use. Winners of the 2022 awards will be announced on November 2nd at the Seventh Annual Awards for Excellence in Development Gala. Learn more about the awards here.