Construction Update: 10 Hudson Yards Gets Glassy

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Activity across the entirety of Hudson Yards is now booming, with construction of the platform that will span the railyards well underway. But besides the changes at ground-level, the focal point remains 10 Hudson Yards, future home of Coach, which is the site’s first building to go vertical.

10 Hudson Yards

10 Hudson Yards

10 Hudson Yards is already immense, looming larger than nearly everything else in the vicinity, even though it stands just shy of its 20th floor. The cantilevered section over the High Line has been poured, and the superstructure is nearly at the same height as the recently completed Abington House, also developed by Related, at 500 West 30th Street.

10 Hudson Yards

10 Hudson Yards

Besides more concrete and steel, the first of the tower’s cladding has also appeared. The glass appears to be of a very high quality, reflecting nearby structures without major distortion, similar to 150 Greenwich Street. 30 Hudson Yards and the retail podium connecting the towers will be covered in the same materials, the quality of which will distinguish the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed towers on the overall skyline.

10 Hudson Yards

10 Hudson Yards

While progress on 10 Hudson Yards has been impressive, the framing for the actual platform — which will support the eventual terminus of Hudson Park & Boulevard, complete with an iconic sculptural element — has come out of nowhere, seemingly appearing overnight. Structural framing is evidently making quick progress, and will soon deck over the entire railyards, bridging one of the last major gaps in Manhattan’s urban fabric.

Hudson Yards Platform

Hudson Yards Platform, viewed from the High Line

Completion of 10 Hudson Yards is expected in 2015, while the rest of phase one will deliver by 2018.

Retail spanning between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards

Retail spanning between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards, viewed from 10th Avenue

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