Architecture News: The Hudson Yards Preview
TOWN Marketing released an interesting post about the much anticipated Hudson Yards, we are thirlled to live in such a vibrant city and work for a dynamic company.
After a December 2012 groundbreaking, portions of the ambitious, long-awaited Hudson Yards development project’s first phase are nearly complete and will reportedly be set to open sometime late this year or early 2016. This phase will include two office towers on Tenth Avenue—10 Hudson Yards, a 52-story building on the south side, and 30 Hudson Yards, an adjacent 90-story construct—with a seven-story retail space connecting the buildings’ bases. Additionally two mixed-use buildings on Eleventh Avenue will be constructed: 15 Hudson Yards and 35 Hudson Yards.
Straddling the High Line, 10 Hudson Yards will be the first of all these buildings to open. Like all buildings in the project’s first phase, it is expected to receive LEED Gold certification. 10 Hudson Yards will also include high-end office amenities and feature a 46,000-square-foot gourmet food market at its base.
The mall connecting this tower to 30 Hudson Yards will feature approximately 100 shops and 20 restaurants in its one million square feet of space and is expected to open in 2018. There may also be a movie theater included, while Neiman Marcus has already signed on to be the anchor tenant and first department store there. Fairway grocers may open a new location in the mall, along with noted chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller. The gigantic retail outlet will also boast a six-acre public plaza with a canopy of trees, thousands of plants and a fountain.
The soaring 30 Hudson Yards on West 33rd Street will feature column-free office space and floor-to-ceiling glass walls offering sweeping views of the Hudson River, lower Manhattan and Midtown as well. Commuters to the building will have direct access to the as-yet complete 7 train subway stop.
Phase one of the 28-acre mega-development that will completely redefine portions of Chelsea and the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood will also include 15 Hudson Yards, which is planned to house a performance arts space called Culture Shed, and is expected to open in 2018. Culture Shed will host a number of activities and exhibitions, while featuring artwork, performances, film viewings, fashion shows, design shows, food vendor gatherings and more. 15 Hudson Yards will also contain 325 rental apartments, 160 condos, and an Equinox Fitness location.
Meanwhile, 35 Hudson Yards is also expected to open in 2018 and will feature 11 floors of hotel space with a sky lobby, ballroom and a spa listed as possible amenities. There will be three floors of retail space over its gigantic grand plaza on the first floor, eight floors of office space and 135 condos on the upper 36 floors.
Living at the Hudson Yards promises to be extraordinary with an intuitively constructed palette of specially designed services and amenities catering to the residents of each individual tower. Simply put, the Hudson Yards will seemingly have it all—from dining to culture, from shopping to fitness.
That’s just the first phase, by the way. Phases two and three are expected to be complete in 2024 and will feature more parks and several towers with some incorporated into the completed High Line.
For more on this project, visit the development firm’s official website.