Located on New York City’s West Side, St. John’s Terminal is something entirely new: the workplace we would all want to work in.
In 2018, Oxford bought a development site highlighting the historically-significant freight terminus of the High Line. Where others saw challenges, we saw opportunities. St. John’s Terminal has epic scale. Its industrial past and immense historic infrastructure reimagined as a next generation, high-performance biophilic workplace. Its history will stand as a foundation for its future.
Workplaces shape the businesses and people that occupy them. St. John’s Terminal’s rare 100,000+ square foot floorplates, 15+ foot ceilings and 440-foot unobstructed views of the Hudson River deliver a contemporary, campus-style space that maximizes light and access to nature.
Reimagined by COOKFOX Architects, St. John’s Terminal’s design is based on progressive principles that prioritize occupant health and well-being. Public gardens at grade, and three planted terraces above, blur the boundaries between indoors and out. Biodynamic lighting, highly filtered outside air are added to a location and end-of-trip facilities that encourage commuting by foot or bicycle.
Sensors, beacons and an integrated operating system combine to enable real time smart operations and customized experiences. And thanks to some of the best fiber connectivity in the city, everything at St. John’s Terminal will keep pace with the needs of the most progressive businesses.
At their best, workplaces instigate innovation and support the whole person. That’s what St. John’s Terminal will do, and that’s why we attracted one of the world’s most innovative companies to sign their largest lease in history, and the largest lease in Manhattan—the entire 1.3 million square foot building—before construction even began.