Work has begun on the pilings for 601 West 29th Street, a 695-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Progress on the project, which is located at the corner of West 29th Street and Eleventh Avenue, has been swift since the lot was cleared and excavated over the summer. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development, the 58-story building is also known as Tower A in a two-building development on the parcel.
New photos taken from the third phase of the High Line by the staircase along Eleventh Avenue show the state of construction. The long, hollow steel pilings that will hold up the base of the building are arriving at the property and being driven into the ground one by one. Meanwhile, several excavators on the southern perimeter of the site are busy digging up the ground.
The only section of the parcel that has yet to see activity is the site for 606 West 30th Street, aka Tower B.
FXCollaborative’s project is positioned among the tallest buildings in the Hudson Yards district and in West Chelsea. 601 West 29th Street is directly to the south of the plot from which the second phase of Related’s Hudson Yards complex will rise. Renderings for the new skyscrapers in this section of the rail yards have not been formally revealed yet by the developer, though we can assume it will be of similar scale to the first phase.
Completion of 601 West 29th Street is posted on the construction fence for September 2023.