Exterior work is nearing completion on 50 Hudson Yards, a 1,011-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Hudson Yards and number ten on our year-end countdown. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties, the 58-story Midtown, Manhattan supertall is the largest office building in the complex by volume at 2.9 million square feet and occupies a full-block parcel 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 July, the remaining panels have filled in the gaps at the crown, and additional mechanical equipment had been installed on the top of the structure.
The next big step will be the fitting out of nearly all of the large walls of floor-to-ceiling glass wrapping the main lobby facing Bella Abzug Park and the southern 7 train subway entrance. Sidewalk barriers and metal fencing surround the ground-floor space, but this should be dismantled over the coming months as work progresses. The exterior elevator is also still attached to the northern elevation, while the construction crane that once rose from the top of the superstructure has been removed.
The flat eastern side of 50 Hudson Yards easily reflects the clouds and sky.
50 Hudson Yards currently has a number of major tenants such as BlackRock and Facebook, which are both preparing to occupy a combined 1.2 million square feet. Facebook is also planning to lease an additional 300,000 square feet across Kohn Pedersen Fox‘s 30 and 55 Hudson Yards.
YIMBY expects 50 Hudson Yards’ completion and opening to occur sometime around the middle of next year.