The first commercial tower to open in Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards, is still making headlines, having now achieved LEED-Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This surpasses original expectations of a LEED-Gold Certificate. Developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that this is the first commercial building in New York City to receive the award since the LEED v2009 rating system was established.
The developers also announced that the 895-foot tall structure is now fully occupied, holding roughly 6,000 employees. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is responsible for the design.
In other news, next door, 15 Hudson Yards has nearly topped out. Installation of the façade is also progressing, having reached roughly the 34th floor of what will be a 70-story tower. The superstructure appears to be either at the rooftop or only a few floors away.
While 10 Hudson Yards is already fully occupied, the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed Fifteen Hudson Yards should take another year or so before residents begin moving in. Full completion is likely by 2020.