Renderings from FXFOWLE in recent months have pictured plans for The Moinian Group’s 3 Hudson Boulevard both with and without a spire. But now, plans for the project have seen a complete redesign, and ground has officially been broken on the 53-story and 940-foot-tall tower.
The groundbreaking for the project occurred on Friday, but the New York Post scooped the initial reveal just beforehand. The total scope will see a slight increase to two million square feet, and the height decrease from the previous version have been relatively minor, with FXFOWLE remaining at the helm as architect.
As said by Joseph Monian, CEO of The Moinian Group,
The Hudson Yards District is transforming right before our very eyes. I want to thank Governor Cuomo, JLL, and our many friends for joining us today as we officially begin construction of 3 Hudson Boulevard. We are passionate about New York, and hope our Class A office tower — envisioned at the highest levels of excellence both for today and far into the future — will come to be synonymous with the City itself, and the pinnacle of modern design.
The project’s use had previously been up in the air, with plans tentatively including condominiums on the upper floors. Evidently those did not materialize, perhaps a statement on the imminent state of the condo market at the 1,000-foot mark, which is seemingly going to experience its first-ever injection of substantial residential inventory.
While the 57th Street and Fifth Avenue corridors seem to have that market cornered, the number of new office leases across Hudson Yards has been substantial enough to warrant the rise of a legion of new office towers, 3 Hudson Boulevard included.
While the corner of 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue is currently home to the 7-train station and not much else, it will imminently be at the center of two rows of supertalls lining both sides of Hudson Park & Boulevard.
As for 3 Hudson Boulevard, completion is tentatively expected by the end of 2021.