Enclosed in a grid of dark, two-story tall square and rectangular windows with rounded corners, 55 Hudson Yards is the second office tower to be completed and the shortest skyscraper of Phase I at Hudson Yards. Rising 780 feet and 51 stories tall, it is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Inc. Despite relative diminution of height within Hudson Yards itself, the building is the 21st-tallest tower with work still ongoing in the Five Boroughs, and by today’s rapidly changing rankings, 55 Hudson Yards is the 74th tallest building in the entire country, standing the same height as the iconic Bank of America Center in Houston, Texas.
55 Hudson Yards
Yesterday, YIMBY brought you fresh renderings of Related’s planned supertall at 50 Hudson Yards. While permits for that project were only partially filed earlier this year, across Hudson Park & Boulevard, the building’s sibling at 55 Hudson Yards has now officially topped-out, as seen in the latest photos from Tectonic.
Construction is now 17 floors above street level on the 51-story, 1,269,852-square-foot office tower under development at 55 Hudson Yards, located on Eleventh Avenue between West 34th and 35th streets in the Hudson Yards district. Progress, including façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower’s curtain wall will rise 761 feet above street level, with the top of the bulkhead rising 18 feet higher.
Back in August of 2015, foundation work was underway for 55 Hudson Yards, a planned 51-story, 1.3-million square-foot office building bound by Eleventh Avenue and Hudson Boulevard and West 33rd and 34th streets, in the Hudson Yards District. The structure has since risen above street level and is now three stories in height, as seen in photos by NyConstructionPhoto. The 780-foot-tall tower will feature an amenity-filled lobby and outdoor terraces throughout. Multiple tenants have already signed leases or letters of intent for space. Law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner has leased 83,000 square feet, and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, another law firm, signed a letter of intent to take 250,000 square feet. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are developing, while Kohn Pedersen Fox is the design architect. Tokyo-based Mitsui Fudosan owns a 92.09 percent share of the tower. Construction is expected to be complete in 2018.
YIMBY first revealed Related’s 51-story, 1.3-million square-foot office building dubbed 55 Hudson Yards in May of 2014, and then we brought you an excavation update earlier this spring. Today, per Curbed, foundation work is well underway. Kohn Pedersen Fox is designing, and completion is expected in 2017. Oxford Properties Group is co-developing, and Mitsui Fudosan also owns a 92.09 percent stake in the project.