RAL Development Services released a new batch of renderings and rebranded its tech hub project with a new name, Zero Irving (a tribute to Irving Place). The 21-story building will include office space, a technology training center and incubator, co-working spaces, an event space, and a street-level food hall. The project broke ground over the summer and is slated for completion toward the end of 2020.
By having a training center, incubator, and offices in the same building, the project aims to create a “synergistic” exchange between the various areas, setting up a “talent pipeline” that helps training center graduates find employment with the companies upstairs. The project expects to create over 500 jobs for New Yorkers.