Speculations for the topping out of the 73-story 30 Hudson Yards have been swirling for the last couple months, and now the fateful day has finally arrived. Yesterday morning, YIMBY received confirmation that the tallest building of the Hudson Yards mega-development has finally reached its pinnacle, with an American flag rising above the building’s parapet. While some steel remains to be installed before the crown is fully complete, the significance of this is akin to the topping of the spire of a cathedral. In this case, it is a monument to the capitalistic ideals that fuel the contemporary American economy.
30 Hudson Yards
Construction of Hudson Yards phase one is wrapping up, and its impact on the city’s skyline is already very substantial. The tallest of the bunch, 30 Hudson Yards, is just a couple dozen feet from its parapet. More significantly, the protruding observation deck is also nearly complete. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are responsible for the development.
A new milestone has been reached for New York’s largest new development. The highest public outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere has begun to take shape near the peak of 30 Hudson Yards. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have announced that construction has started for the outdoor terrace, which will be just one part of the multi-floor space that includes a 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, and space for events programmed by the hospitality group rhubarb, who were also responsible for the Sky Garden lounge in London.
Last week, YIMBY was taken on a tour of 175 Greenwich Street, aka 3 World Trade Center, visiting the rooftop, the terrace, and the lobby. The building, located in the heart of the Financial District, has made incredible progress, with the façade now complete save for windows connected to the exterior hoist. Interior work is also approaching the finish line.
The past few weeks have brought substantial news surrounding the various supertalls coming to Hudson Yards, including 3 Hudson Boulevard, and 50 Hudson Yards. While both of those projects are still in their early stages of development, 30 Hudson Yards is now taking its place as the flagship tower of the new neighborhood, having surpassed its sibling 10 Hudson Yards’ 895-foot-tall peak, on the way to an eventual 1,296-foot pinnacle.