Coach is planning to occupy a 600,000-square-feet space in what used to be a deserted rail yard.
Coach is an upscale leather-goods manufacturer known for their handbags, wallets and accessories. The global brand aims to have its new world headquarters in the west of New York city where it was formerly a freight train line in 2009. What used to be a deserted rail yard, has since received an urban makeover and is now referred to as the Hudson Yards. Further development continues to transform the space into a residential and high-rise office district.
Coach will occupy a 600,000-square-feet space in a 51-story building situated at the north end of The High Line. Construction is scheduled to start in the middle of next year.
Lew Frankfort, Chairman and CEO of Coach, is hopeful about this development and states that:
The city is part our DNA and its spirit is central to all that we do. We’re delighted to be staying in the area we have called home for more than 50 years and the fact that our global corporate headquarters will be adjacent to the top of the High Line is particularly exciting.