The rise of the supertalls has been several years in the making, and One57, 432 Park Avenue, and One World Trade Center have offered a preview of the increasingly gargantuan changes taking place across New York City. But 2016 will mark the start of a new era for the city’s skyline. With six supertalls of 300 meters (984 feet) or greater now rising, the city’s total number of such buildings will nearly double, from seven to thirteen. Yesterday, the New York Post featured YIMBY’s compilation of the towers, and today we wanted to give our own rundown on the image and its implications for our continually-changing city.
30 Hudson Yards
Related Companies and Oxford Properties have signed private equity firm KKR & Co. for their 90-story office tower at 30 Hudson Yards, and they’ve sent out some new renderings of the building to highlight the announcement.
Related’s redevelopment of the formerly open-air West Side railyards is now becoming very apparent on the skyline, thanks to the rapidly rising 10 Hudson Yards. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is closing in on its pinnacle, and the latest photo sent in by reader Mike McLaughlin shows its newly prominent position on the horizon.
YIMBY has word that the 100,000-ton steel order placed for the construction of Related’s Hudson Yards development is now making its way to the Far West Side, and Curbed has photographic evidence. Dubbed “The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards”, the seven-story, 1 million square-foot retail base being built between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards will feature 100 different establishments, and is scheduled to open in 2018.
Visualhouse sent along a rendering of the Manhattan skyline circa 2030, and the vista will be far more impressive than today’s, with supertalls set to line both 57th Street and the Far West Side. The image leaves out the new World Trade Center as well as several major projects in Midtown and on the Far West Side (and Nordstrom is also missing its cantilever), but the picture gives a good idea of the changes New Yorkers can expect over the next few years, even though the approximation is likely closer to 2020 than 2030, given that all depicted additions (besides 15 Penn) should be complete by 2018/2019.