Manhattan's Far West Side, located where Hell's Kitchen meets Chelsea, is about to become one of New York's most modern and animated areas. Rising on top of a 26-acre concrete slab covering the active West Side Yard, the The Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Inc.-developed neighbourhood now known as Hudson Yards is gradually changing the face of the city. With 1,580,000 square metres of new space under construction, the development is creating new residential, office, commercial, and cultural density.
Organized around Hudson Park and connected to the rest of the city by the newly opened extension of MTA's Subway Line 7, most of the six towers in the first phase of the $20-billion-development are currently at some stage of construction, as seen in the recent pictures uploaded to our Forum by SkyriseCities co-Founder Edward Skira.
On the southeast corner of the site, the 273-metre, 52-storey 10 Hudson Yards was the first complex tower to top out in early October 2015. Slated to welcome its first occupants by March 2016, it will consist of 160,000 square metres of office space. Work is currently underway to complete the tilted crown of the building, with the first supporting steel columns visible in the picture below.
Immediately adjacent to the north, the 70,000-square-metre retail building has also topped out recently. The Shops At Hudson Yards will consist of 100 stores anchored by Neiman Marcus, and connect the southernmost tower fronting on 10th Avenue with 30 Hudson Yards on the northeast corner of the lot.
At 387 metres and 90 floors above street level, 30 Hudson Yards will become the second tallest office building in New York City — and consequently the tallest of Hudson Yards — upon completion in 2019. The 240,000 square metres of LEED Gold-designed spaces are currently under construction, and the tower's steel structure is approximately six storeys tall as of November 2015. A protruding observation deck on the 88th floor will become the highest outdoor observation point in the city.
Moving west, just outside of the Hudson Yards redevelopment site itself, 55 Hudson Yards has made its way to ground level and is set to become an innovative 238-metre, 51-storey office tower. Featuring an industrial-inspired design consisting of a window wall boasting floor-to-ceiling windows delineated by black iron frames, the tower will offer 120,800 square metres of column-free work space on each floor.
Across the street to the south is 35 Hudson Yards, slated to become the first Equinox-branded 200-room hotel, with office and retail spaces at the base and a residential component on the highest levels. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the 300-metre building will be home to 135 luxury condominiums. The site where the tower is rising can be seen in the foreground of the picture below, where a red crane is currently assembling the tower's first floors.
Finally, in the southwest corner, 15 Hudson Yards is in the early stages of construction as the foundation work is being completed. In the picture below, we see that the concrete pad and the crane base have been installed. The 70-storey, 279-metre residential tower will contain 385 condominium and rental residences, 106 of which will be affordable housing. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group and Ismael Leyva Architects, the tower will be attached to the Culture Shed, a 16,000-square-metre visual and performing arts centre and exhibition space, which will be home to an arts organization of the same name.
Phase one of the Hudson Yard's redevelopment will be completed by 2019, creating a major influx of office spaces for the city. Phase two of the project will, however, include mostly residential buildings as well as a public school, a necessary step in the creation of a new neighbourhood. In the meantime, additional information and renderings can be found in our Database files for each project of phase 1, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads for 10, 15, 30, 35, 50 & 55 Hudson Yards, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.