Rising on the southwestern corner of Phase I at Hudson Yards, 15 Hudson Yards is wrapping up its glass exterior work, while interiors are getting ready for opening day this coming spring. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group, and Ismael Leyva Architects, the tower stands 88 floors, and ranks as the 15th-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City. It is being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group.
Recent photos from the High Line and the surrounding area show the progress that has been made and how close this building is to being finished. The exterior elevator has not been disassembled yet, but will most likely be dismantled in early 2019.
The residential units will range from $3.9 million for a two-bedroom spread up to $32 million for the duplex. 15 Hudson Yards will also boast the highest residential observation deck in New York City, called “Skytop.” This is located on the top of the western facade, and comes with a giant open-air space behind a 60-foot glass wall.
On the 50th and 51st floors, there are amenities that include a wellness center with a 75-foot-long swimming pool, a whirlpool and private spa, a beauty bar and a fitness center, a private screening room, a golf club and lounge, and a business center with two conference rooms and co-working areas. Together, the amenities take up about 40,000 square feet.
There will also be a lounge, and a private catering kitchen and dining room for residents, which will look over the Hudson River. This was the last upper portion of the curtain wall that was installed, because it required a special structural frame to hold the glass panels and adhere to the curved indent of the signature crown. Nonetheless, the Skytop space is blended and disguised behind the reflective glass facade.
The panels on the lower floors are being inspected and finished while the exterior panels that align with The Shed are also nearly complete.