The steelwork is continuing its vertical ascent at 50 Hudson Yards, where the large rectangular floor plates have begun to reach the sixth and final floor of the podium. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the supertall skyscraper will eventually stand 1,011 feet tall and contain 2.9 million square feet of office space. Oxford Properties and Mitsui Fudosan are developing the project, which is the final component in the first phase of Related Companies‘ Hudson Yards and will also be the largest office building by floor space in the 28-acre master plan.
Photos show the climbing core and the assembly of the steel perimeter and floors.
Next year should bring a substantial amount of progress. Aside from the podium, there is one more setback about halfway up the skyscraper on the western elevation. This will divide the edifice and curtain wall into two large sections of repetitive floor plates, which should help to speed up the construction timeline.
Meanwhile, across the street to the north is 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral. This will be Bjarke Ingels’ first office tower to be built in New York City and his largest project in the five boroughs. Both developments are rising simultaneously and it is unclear which one will top out first. The Spiral will reach 1,031 feet high, just 20 feet taller than Foster’s project. The two full-block structures will extend the skyline of Hudson Yards and add to the growing density of the neighborhood. Future tenants have the convenience of accessing the two entrances to the 7 train at Bella Abzug Park.
50 Hudson Yards is expected to be completed around 2022.