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Construction starts on 55 Hudson Yards

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Today Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group and Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. announced the start of construction on Fifty Five Hudson Yards.

The 1.3-million square-foot office building is the newest addition to the collection of towers to be located at Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center

LEED Gold-designed 55 Hudson Yards will stand 51 stories high and 780 feet tall and sit just across from the new No. 7 Subway station.

Construction will be completed in 2017 and tenant move-in should begin early 2018.

Rendering of 55 Hudson Yards viewed from the High Line
Rendering of 55 Hudson Yards viewed from the High Line

The conceptual design of the building was a joint venture of A. Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche; KPF served as the Design Architect.

55 Hudson Yards sits at the southwestern edge of the new Hudson Park and will have an outdoor terrace overlooking the park on the building’s tenth floor.

The building’s design also provides future tenants the opportunity to carve private, double-height terrace spaces into the tower in flexible locations. The developers call the matte metal and stepped articulation of the window frames “strong and solid … modern but uniquely New York in character.

Hudson Yards will ultimately include more than 17 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops, a collection of restaurants, around5,000 apartments, a cultural space, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and a 175-room luxury hotel.

Construction on 10 Hudson Yards – at the northwest corner of 30th Street and 10th Avenue – is expected to be completed this year and tenants Coach, Inc., L’Oréal USA and SAP should move in early 2016.

15 Hudson Yards at the northeast corner of 30th Street and 11th Avenue, will be the first residential building to open at Hudson Yards.
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group, in collaboration with Ismael Leyva Architects, 15 Hudson Yards will have 388 for-sale and rental residences in its 70 stories. Construction on 15 Hudson Yards began in the fall of 2014 and the building is expected to be completed in 2018.

30 Hudson Yards is located at the southwest corner of 33rd Street and 10th Avenue and will be completed in 2019. The 2.6-million-square-foot tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) will be the fourth-tallest building in New York and home to the highest outdoor observation deck in the city. Time Warner Inc. has already acquired more than one million square feet of office space at 30 Hudson Yards and plans to move approximately 5,000 employees from its corporate operations as well as its HBO, Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. entities.

35 Hudson Yards is located at the southeast corner of 33rd Street and 11th Avenue. The 1.1-million-square-foot mixed-use tower, designed by David Childs and Skidmore Owings & Merrill, will feature 100 condos, a 175-room luxury hotel, a 60,000 s/f fitness club and spa, office space, and ground-floor retail space.

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