Construction of Hudson Yards phase one is wrapping up, and its impact on the city’s skyline is already very substantial. The tallest of the bunch, 30 Hudson Yards, is just a couple dozen feet from its parapet. More significantly, the protruding observation deck is also nearly complete. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are responsible for the development.
YIMBY first reported on the terrace’s installation on April 11th. Less than a month later, it has achieved full length and width. Two of the fifteen sections are still awaiting installation, one of which is the glass window floor.
The deck will be the highest public outdoor observation space in the Western Hemisphere. It is part of a larger multi-floor program that includes a 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, and event space. The hospitality group rhubarb is responsible for this part of the tower.
The Hudson Yards development is the largest private project under construction in the United States, creating 18 million square feet, 100 retail stores, over 4,000 apartments, and fourteen acres of public space. In total, it is expected to cost $20 billion, a price equivalent to 125% of the all-time global box office earnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Once the offices are complete, Related expects the campus to contribute nearly $19 billion annually to GDP.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is responsible for the design. The deck is expected to open in late 2019. The retail space, Public Square, gardens, and the Vessel are expected to open in March of next year.