Construction Update: Hudson Yards

Construction is nearing completion at Hudson Yards' first phase at the eastern rail yards. When complete, the 28-acre site will be the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, and the city's largest since Rockefeller Center in the 1930's.

30 Hudson Yards

Designed by KPF, 30 Hudson Yards is a 92-story, 1,287-foot office tower at the northeastern corner of the rail yards. When finished, the development’s second office tower will house Time Warner Inc. and feature an open-air observation deck. 

Southwest corner of 30 Hudson Yards.

The observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards.

Northeast corner of 30 Hudson Yards.

15 Hudson Yards

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, 15 Hudson Yards is the development’s first residential tower. The 70-story tower will offer both condo and rental units. Sales for the 285 one- to four-bedroom condo units are underway. 

South facade of 15 Hudson Yards from 11th Avenue.

The Shed’s connection to 15 Hudson Yards.

Northwest corner of 15 Hudson Yards from 11th Avenue.

The Shed

Designed by the Rockwell Group and Diller Scofidio and Renfro, The Shed is a 200,000-square-foot structure for performance, visual and multi-disciplinary art. The project is composed of a six-story fixed building and a telescoping outer shell that can expand to the adjoining plaza to provide an additional hall for events. Panels of fritted ETFE cushions clad the steel structure of the telescoping outer shell. ETFE is lighter, more energy efficient, and more economical than glass, which allows for a lighter and more efficient structural system.

Detail of the ETFE facade of The Shed.

The Vessel

Thomas Heatherwick's Vessel is readying for it’s spring opening at the Hudson Yards' future Public Square and Gardens. The $200 million dollar sculpture stands 150 feet tall and is constructed of 154 Italian-made stair modules, totaling 2,500 steps and 80 landings. Each stair module is constructed of a structural painted steel frame with an underside clad in polished copper-colored steel. The sculpture will serve as the centerpiece of the five acre Public Square and Gardens, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.

The Vessel.

35 Hudson Yards

Designed by SOM, 35 Hudson Yards is a 72-story mixed-use tower that will be Hudson Yards' tallest residential building. The 1.1 million square-foot tower will include 137 private residences, an Equinox branded luxury hotel, an Equinox fitness club and spa, first-class office space, and ground-floor retail. Limestone and glass clad the exterior of the tower.

15 Hudson Yards (left) and 35 Hudson Yards (right).

55 Hudson Yards

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates, 55 Hudson Yards is a 51-story, 780-foot tower at the corner of 11th Avenue and West 34th Street. The tower's massing features a tenth floor setback that affords an outdoor terrace with views of the larger development as well as Hudson Park and the High Line. On the exterior, the curtain wall features black metal mullion caps that create a grid of chamfered rectangles.

Looking up at the west facade of 55 Hudson Yards.

West facade of 55 Hudson Yards.

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The Vessel (left) and 15 Hudson Yards (right).

Architects: KPF (10 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 55 Hudson Yards, Retail), Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group (15 Hudson Yards, The Shed), Ismael Leyva Architects (15 Hudson Yards - Architect of Record), KRJDA (55 Hudson Yards); Developers: Related Companies, Oxford Properties Group; Program: Office, Retail; Location: Hudson Yards, New York, NY; Completion: 2016 (10 Hudson Yards), 2019 (15 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 35 Hudson Yards, 55 Hudson Yards, Retail, Public Square).