The past few weeks have brought substantial news surrounding the various supertalls coming to Hudson Yards, including 3 Hudson Boulevard, and 50 Hudson Yards. While both of those projects are still in their early stages of development, 30 Hudson Yards is now taking its place as the flagship tower of the new neighborhood, having surpassed its sibling 10 Hudson Yards’ 895-foot-tall peak, on the way to an eventual 1,296-foot pinnacle.
With about 400 feet to go until 30 Hudson Yards tops out, the tower is already making a massive impact on the city’s skyline, with the sheer bulk of the building giving it a very substantial presence. Eventually, the top floors will taper into an angled parapet, and an observation deck will also protrude from around 1,200 feet up, which is likely to turn the tower into a tourist attraction.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is the architect, and Related is developing the 2.6 million square foot project, which will be anchored by Time Warner. Other companies including Wells Fargo Securities and KKR have also committed to leases, which is one of the reasons why activity is now rippling outwards to nearby sites like 50 Hudson Yards and Manhattan West.
As for 30 Hudson Yards, completion is expected around 2019.