Construction is closing in on completion on 50 Hudson Yards, a 58-story commercial supertall in Hudson Yards and the final component of the first phase of the master plan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties, the 1,011-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 2.9 million square feet of office space, making it the largest building by volume in the complex. ArcelorMittal provided the steel components, Langan Engineering is the civil and environmental engineer, and WSP is the structural and MEP engineer for the property, which occupies a full block bound by West 34th Street to the north, West 33rd Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and Hudson Boulevard to the west.
Work has progressed on the lower levels since our last update in March, and the entrance is now nearly complete. The sidewalk scaffolding that covered the eastern half of the ground floor has been removed, along with most of the concrete barriers lining the surrounding streets. Crews have poured concrete for the sidewalks and black bollards were installed around the entire perimeter. Raised garden beds line the southwestern corner of the entrance between the marble-clad columns.
Behind the tall glass walls of the main lobby facing Bella Abzug Park are curved staircases flanking colorful mixed-media murals. The interiors will be more prominent when illuminated at night. Trees have been planted by the front doors along with slender metallic lighting fixtures attached to the outer face of the columns.
The construction elevator still remains attached to the northern elevation. A small portion has been removed from the top, and the rest should be dismantled soon as interior work wraps up. At the bottom, a section of the façade has begun to be filled in behind the hoist.
The following photos show the details in the translucent screen and its angled fins that enclose the mechanical equipment below the parapet.
The shots below highlight the contrasting look of the rich marble against the sleek metal-trimmed glass curtain wall.
YIMBY anticipates construction at 50 Hudson Yards to wrap up in the next couple of months.