New renderings from Handel Architects reveal The Set, a 587-foot-tall residential skyscraper under construction at 451 Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards. Developed by Related Companies, the 45-story structure is rising from a 17,280-square-foot L-shaped lot at the corner of Tenth Avenue and West 35th Street, directly to the north of Bjarke Ingels‘ 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral. Though it’s unclear which final form the building will take in terms of color palette, the renderings are likely a good indication of what’s to come for the reinforced concrete edifice that’s already several floors above street level.
The external architectural appearance is inspired by Gothic cathedrals and emphasizes the idea of verticality by utilizing a motif of elegantly curved terracotta panels between the floor-to-ceiling windows. Renderings show these façade elements in both light gray and bronze options. This minor detail in the overall assembly aims to distinguish the structure from its neighbors, with an earth-toned palette contrasting with the modern glass forms of skyscrapers like Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 30 Hudson Yards.
The development will include a restaurant, an Equinox fitness center, a senior living facility, and market-rate rental units with amenities including a movie theater and an outdoor swimming pool and terrace.
No official completion date has been announced for 451 Tenth Avenue, but sometime in 2022 is likely.