It seems the rumored vision of a more Blade-Runner like re-design of the Hudson Yards has come true.
Related’s latest brochure on its Hudson Yards project features a set of new renderings, showing the revised plans for the projects. The figures given for the two office towers are 46 stories/876 feet for the Coach Tower, and 67 stories/1,337 feet for the North Tower. What’s not clear is whether those heights account for the portions of the buildings above their highest occupied floors, although that would seem to be likely.
Bloomberg news had shown (via The Real Deal) a grainier version of the below image, but a brochure from Related as well as KPF’s website have a whole slew of new renderings. Note that some renderings in the online brochure are still dated to the old plan, which featured a 1,292 foot North Tower and a ~1,000 foot South Tower.
Though the revised plans show a shorter South Tower, what the building lost in height it makes up for in design. The Coach Tower will be cantilevered over part of the High Line, bringing a whole new (and dramatic!) element of urbanity to the elevated park.
|Related’s Hudson Yards Office Towers, Image from Related|
The final phase of the High Line will be integral to the overall site plan, with the Coach Tower jutting out and over the High Line’s visual end, at 30th Street and 10th Avenue. The Coach Tower will be the most prominent building for anyone walking on the High Line, at least once they walk north of the Standard Hotel.
|The High Line running through the Coach office tower: Image from KPF|