Named “Park Tower”, 250 Howard will soon become a 45 story high-rise featuring 14 “sky” parks and 18,537 sq. feet ground level public open space. In addition to the parks, 43 of the 45 stories will hold 766,745 sq. feet of office space and the remaining two highest floors are reserved for roof mechanicals. A two level underground basement will provide room for 120 cars while the ground floor will contain a 35 foot lobby and space for 8,642 square feet of retail. Floor plate sizes will vary in the tapering building, from a roomy 27,694 sq. feet of office space on the lowest floors to roughly 13,200 on the highest levels. Metlife owns a majority stake in the property with real estate firms The John Buck Company and Golub Real Estate having a minority interest.
Elegance would not describe the angular lines, wedge shapes, and jutting terraces that dominate the building’s form. It’s a design that stresses function over form, giving tenants access to large floor plates, bay views, and multiple outdoor spaces. A committee of architects is overseeing the project which includes Goettsch Partners, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and Steves and Associates.
The development cycle for the project will last nearly 2 and a half years with contractor Clark Construction planning to finish in mid 2018.