Construction activity has picked up its pace at Related's New York megaproject, Hudson Yards.
Superstructure at KPF's 10 Hudson Yards, the first tower on site, has reached the 32nd floor, while curtain wall has been installed up to the 22nd floor. The 52-story, 1.7 million square foot commercial office tower will be the new corporate home for Coach, L'Oreal, and SAP when it wraps up construction some time late this year.
30 Hudson Yards, also designed by KPF and the tallest tower on site at 92 stories, will soon be visible above ground as well. The LEED-Gold designed building will be the future home of Time Warner Inc., which has been headquartered at Related's Columbus Circle since its completion. When completed in 2019, the 1,287 foot tall tower, will add an open air observation deck, which has become a lucrative business in New York.
Connecting these two office towers will be a 1,000,000 square foot retail structure, containing 100-plus shops and anchored by Nieman Marcus, the city's first location. It appears that Related is following a previous strategy employed at Columbus Circle, where their version of an upscale mall has seen some success.
Excavation is underway at the third office tower on site, 55 Hudson Yards. The51-story, 780 foot tall tower, jointly designed by Eugene Kohn and Kevin Roche with KPF serving as design architect, broke ground back in January. Construction is expected in 2017.
Architects: KPF (10 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 55 Hudson Yards, Retail), Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Culture Shed) with Ismael Leyva Architects (15 Hudson Yards), KRJDA (55 Hudson Yards); Developers: Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group; Program: Office, Retail; Location: Hudson Yards, New York, NY; Completion: 2015 (10 Hudson Yards), 2017 (55 Hudson Yards), 2018 (15 Hudson Yards, 35 Hudson Yards, Retail, Public Square), 2019 (30 Hudson Yards).