Situated immediately to the north of Hudson Yards’ first phase, 3 Hudson Boulevard sits at the corner of West 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue. Seen through the crowded perimeter of trailers, trucks, and mechanical equipment, one can get a small glimpse at the amount of progress the site has made since excavation officially began about one year ago. The tower is currently the 14th-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City, and will rise 53 floors and 940 feet to its rooftop when complete. FXCollaborative is the designer, while the Moinian Group is the developer of the two million square foot project.
3 Hudson Boulevard was previously designed and proposed to be a supertall, standing with a large spire atop a twisting profile. Now, the design shows a much simpler and somewhat shorter envelope, composed of a multi-story podium and the main tower, which will feature a few setbacks on its upper floors along the southern elevation. The foundations are now ready for verticality, with large amounts of rebar pointin upwards at the sky, waiting for the core walls and columns to be formed. There will be an outdoor landscaped terrace on top of the podium, as well as on the flat top of the building.
Across the street to the south is the entrance to the 7 train. The Jacob J. Javits Center is situated to the west, and Hudson Park and Boulevard is to the east, in front of 55 Hudson Yards. The site sits in a hive of construction that has been buzzin since 10 Hudson Yards began to rise.
The progression of buildings rising nearby now includes Bjarke Ingels “Spiral” office tower, the Manhattan West complex, and the expansion of the Jacob Javits Center. All of this is to accommodate a flood of tenants, retailers and the incoming wave of workers, residents and tourists who want to relocate, shop, live, and dine in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood.
Completion of 3 Hudson Boulevard is expected sometime in 2021.