While many have reported on the larger towers in the redevelopment of Midtown West, 450 Hudson Boulevard seems to be a neglected proposal. That may have to do with its unspectacular nature – it’s hard to compete when you have multiple 1,000’+ buildings rising a few blocks away – but even the area around Hudson Yards will need ‘filler’ development to have a complete skyline.
Located mid-block on 35th between 10th and 11th avenues (along the new Hudson Boulevard–thus the name), the building’s design is fairly basic with a modern twist. Rather than build one glass box, the architects have chosen to stack one upon another–an interesting twist, but nothing innovative. Perhaps the building would seem more bold if it were taller, but given the current plans, it will add nicely to the mix of gigantic buildings rising in its vicinity; at over 40 floors and likely around 600 feet tall, this building would still be among the tallest in many other cities. The proposal is originally from 2007.
More info at Alloy LLC’s page for the project.