Janus Property Co. completes lab space at Mink Building, 1361 Amsterdam Ave. in West Harlem

March 24, 2020 - Design / Build

Manhattan, NY The Janus Property Co. has completed its newest purpose-built, lab space at the Mink Building in the Manhattanville Factory District. This 11,000 s/f, turnkey commercial bioscience lab features a chemical fume hood, vacuum system, gas generator for freezers and an autoclave pressure chamber.

The Mink Building, located at 1361 Amsterdam Ave. in West Harlem, was once home to the Bernheimer and Schwartz Pilsner Brewing Co. and later the Interborough Fur Storage Co. Janus has enhanced the building’s historic façade while transforming the interior for innovative life science, technology and office use as part of the Manhattanville Factory District, a multi-phased, master-planned, pedestrian-centric development of more than one million s/f in West Harlem from West 125th to West 128th Sts. near the A, C, B, D and 1 subway lines.

“We’re excited to unveil this modern, turnkey lab space at the Mink Building that includes glass-walled offices, lab benches and high-end office finishes,” said Scott Metzner, principal, Janus. 

“This lab, with its state-of-the-art outfitting, is a strategic enabler for another innovative life science company to join the creative and life sciences corridor connecting Columbia University and City College. The District offers tenants access to a world-class talent pool and creative neighborhood energy, as well as a range of convenient commuting options.”

A major focus of the Manhattanville Factory District has been building a science and creative cluster into the existing West Harlem fabric, including the Harlem Biospace incubator and the 350,000 s/f Taystee Building to be delivered at the end of 2020. Design strategies preserve the architecture and spirit of the neighborhood while modern lab facilities and flexible office space deliver on the city’s pressing need for new bioscience and innovation space.



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