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Walt Disney to develop 4 Hudson Square

Firm has acquired the necessary air rights to build a new campus

Aerial view of 4 Hudson Square (Credit: Google Maps / YIMBY)

The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with Trinity Church Wall Street to acquire the rights to develop 4 Hudson Square for $650 million. This comes on the heels of the media giant selling its longtime ABC campus at West 66th Street to Silverstein Properties for $1.15 billion.

Dig Deeper: The site will be the future home of Disney’s NYC operations. It allows for the development of 1.2 million square feet, according to Bloomberg.

Worth Noting: The Hudson Square deal is structured as an “estate for years”, which means that in this case the 99-year leasehold will not automatically be renewed.

Moving Pieces: Silverstein will close on the former ABC Campus this week. The firm has lined up $900 million in financing from Deutsche Bank to buy the properties. The collection of TV studios and office buildings span roughly 1.7 million square feet.

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