Renderings Revealed for New York’s 55 Hudson Yards
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
New York City, United States
Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group on June 4 unveiled 55 Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre (11.33 hectares) Hudson Yards development. The anticipated LEED Gold, 51-story, 1.3 million gross square foot (120,773 square-meter) building is slated to commence construction in January of 2015 and be ready for occupancy at the end of 2017.
The building is located at the intersection of Hudson Yards, the High Line and Hudson Park & Boulevard, across from the new No. 7 subway extension. At a height of over 780 feet (238 meters), the unobstructed views over the Hudson River and of midtown will be stunning throughout the tower floors, the developers promise. The building contains lease spans of up to 35 feet (10.6 meters), implying that it is intended for tenants requiring large floor plates, such as financial trading firms.
The design of 55 Hudson Yards is “defined by its indoor-outdoor spaces, SoHo and early modernism inspired exterior design, and exceptionally efficient interior space planning,” according to Related and Oxford officials. The conceptual design of the building was a joint venture of A. Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche; KPF served as the Design Architect.
The main lobby of 55 Hudson Yards sits at the southwestern edge of the new Hudson Park. The architects built on the appeal of this outdoor space by designing a dramatic outdoor terrace overlooking the park on the building’s tenth floor. Situated where the building sets back from the podium floors to the tower, the terrace will provide scenic views of Hudson Park as it extends to the north, and the Hudson Yards Public Square and the High Line to the south. The ability to provide indoor-outdoor space continues up the building as the design offers the ability to carve private, double-height terrace spaces into the tower in flexible locations.
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