The 73-story 30 Hudson Yards has finally topped out. Although some steel remains to be installed before the crown is fully complete, the tallest building of the Hudson Yards mega-development has reached its pinnacle, with an American flag rising above the building’s parapet.
Five and a half years after groundbreaking, the building is now officially 1,268 feet (386.6 meters) tall. The building will contain 2.6 million square feet (241,548 square meters) of office space. The tower’s distinctive cantilevered terrace will include a public outdoor observation deck, accompanied by a 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) restaurant, bar, and event space.
About the Project from architects Kohn Pedersen Fox
At a time when extraordinary urban projects are arising around the world, Hudson Yards will be an important symbol of New York’s continued leadership in global urbanism.
Anchoring the east side of the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, the first two towers (10 and 30 Hudson Yards) and retail podium (20 Hudson Yards) link directly to the prevailing industrial character of the West Side and enhance the burgeoning neighborhood with a fresh visual dynamic.
The two towers tilt in opposing directions in a purposeful dialogue. One tower defers to the city and the other pays homage to the Hudson River. The towers’ skyline presence offers varying experiences depending on the viewing location and creates a dynamic presence on the New York cityscape.
Anchoring the southern corner of the site and straddling the famed High Line, the Class-A office tower, 10 Hudson Yards, will serve as Coach’s global headquarters as well as host to such world-class companies as L’Oréal USA and SAP. Coach’s “vertical campus” features a soaring atrium and floor-to-ceiling glass in a column-free space, and is designed to accommodate the modern high-density office environment.
The tallest tower in the development, 30 Hudson Yards, will be home to the highest outdoor observation deck in New York City, and global media and entertainment company, Time Warner, and its subsidiaries, HBO, CNN, and Warner Brothers. The tower will feature large, efficient floor plans, cutting-edge communications systems for tenants and unparalleled amenities for workers.
The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, situated between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards, will be one of New York City’s premiere locations for fashion and dining, setting a new benchmark for shopping in a dynamic, mixed-used setting, including a feature wall by celebrated American artist and designer, James Carpenter. The one million square foot retail center will present to visitors and residents a carefully curated collection of top brands through its 100-plus shops and New York City’s first Neiman Marcus while The Restaurants will bring together a collection of New York’s most celebrated cuisine.
With 30 Hudson Yards already topped out, the only tower from phase one of the development remaining to be finished is 50 Hudson Yards. Phase two will see the construction of several new retail, residential, and office buildings to the west of the current development, none of which will rise higher than the current structures.
The full Hudson Yards development will create a total of 18 million square feet (1.67 million square meters) for mixed uses. Along with offices, there will be over 4,000 apartments and condominiums, 100 different retail venues, and 14 acres (5.6 hectares) of public space. The total cost of construction is currently estimated at $25 billion. The office campus is estimated to contribute nearly $19 billion annually to the country’s GDP.
The area’s event center, named The Deck, is projected to open in late 2019. The retail space, Public Square, gardens, and Vessel sculpture are all slated to open in Spring of 2019.