Steelwork Reaches the Top Podium Level of Norman Foster’s 50 Hudson Yards

50 Hudson Yards, along Tenth Avenue. Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Oxford Properties

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.

Looking from the plaza of Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

Looking from Tenth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Looking from Tenth Avenue. Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

Photo by Michael Young

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.

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6 Comments on "Steelwork Reaches the Top Podium Level of Norman Foster’s 50 Hudson Yards"

  1. David in Bushwick | October 15, 2019 at 9:46 am | Reply

    If they manage to fill up all of these huge new office buildings, that singular 7 train station is going to be a madhouse.

  2. Zero grace, zero style, zero imagination. It’s a steroid version of those clunky glass flattops that ruined the skyline of lower Manhattan in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Foster should be designing strip malls in New Jersey, nothing else.

    • Paul your idea of architecture is if they have a sloped crown it is sexy. That is so far from reality. This is a very handsome building that will be timeless. Not the pos to the south which looks like it was designed by a 7 year old with legos

  3. Who are the steel and concrete contractors

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