Exterior work is almost complete on Foster + Partners‘ 50 Hudson Yards, a 1,011-foot commercial supertall in Hudson Yards. Developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties, the 58-story skyscraper is the final structure in the first phase of Hudson Yards and the largest by volume, yielding 2.9 million square feet of office space. The Midtown site is bound by West 34th Street to the north, Tenth Avenue to the east, West 33rd Street to the south, and Hudson Boulevard to the west.
Since our last update in April, the dark glass and gray stone curtain wall has progressed to the final levels below the flat roof parapet.
Close-up photographs highlight the envelope starting to hang off the sides of the steel-framed perimeter that surrounds the upper mechanical levels of 50 Hudson Yards. Work is also happening around the elevator hoists. Other photographs look at the various façade details that are found across the four sides of the supertall. All parts of the safety cocoon netting have been removed since the building topped out, while the fireproofing of the steel superstructure is closing in on the last few office floors. We can expect the rest of the glass and stone cladding to be finished in the coming months.
It’s almost impossible to look at 50 Hudson Yards without noticing the equally massive supertall directly across West 34th Street, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, This skyscraper is another grand addition to the neighborhood and the overall Midtown skyline. To the south of Foster’s current tallest design in New York City is Kohn Pedersen Fox‘s 30 Hudson Yards. These three giants all stand together with unique architectural designs and distinct façades.
50 Hudson Yards has signed on major tenants such as BlackRock and Facebook, which are preparing to occupy 1.2 million square feet. Facebook is also planning to occupy an additional 300,000 square feet divided across Kohn Pedersen Fox‘s 30 and 55 Hudson Yards. The office building is aiming for LEED certification.
YIMBY last announced that 50 Hudson Yards is expected to finish construction and open sometime next year, though a finalized opening date has yet to be announced.