Hudson Yards' first phase at the eastern rail yards is steadily making progress. At the corner of West 30th Street and 10th Avenue, the mega developments first office tower is close to topping out. Designed by KPF, the 52-story tower at 10 Hudson Yards will house the likes of Coach, Loreal, and SAP. Currently, the tower has only a few floors of superstructure left to erect before topping out.
The second office tower, 30 Hudson Yards, has recently started rising above ground at the northeastern corner of the rail yards. Also designed by KPF, the 92-story, 1,287-foot tower will house Time Warner Inc. and feature an open-air observation deck.
Work is also underway on the retail building located in between the two office towers, with superstructure topped out and the first façade panel up on the east façade. The 1,000,000 square feet retail structure is designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and will be anchored by the Nieman Marcus department store chain. The perforated and embossed metal panel that has recently gone up on site looks quite similar to the copper panels that adorn the de Young Museum in San Francisco by Herzog & de Meuron.
The first residential tower, 15 Hudson Yards, has yet to progress beyond the excavation and foundation stage of construction. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Ismael Leyva Architects, the 70-story condo and rental tower has already seen a significant redesign that has stripped the tower of its most ambitious features. Here's hoping the same doesn't happen to DS+R's design for the adjacent Culture Shed.
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).