Work is wrapping up on The Edge observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards in preparation for a March 11, 2020 opening date. Cantilevering 80 feet out above Tenth Avenue at an elevation of 1,131 feet, The Edge is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. The platform protrudes from the sloped eastern elevation of the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed commercial office building, which at 1,296 feet tall comes in at number four in our countdown of the tallest buildings being constructed in New York City. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are the developers of the supertall, which is also the tallest structure in first phase of Hudson Yards.
The steel superstructure is continuing to rise skyward at 50 Hudson Yards, the number-nine project on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York City. Workers have made a significant amount of progress since we checked in one year ago, when foundations were just beginning to make their way toward street level. Now, a mass of steel beams, columns, and trusses for the wide floor plates are ascending around the reinforced concrete core. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the 1,011-foot-tall commercial office supertall is the final segment of the first phase of Related Companies‘ Hudson Yards complex. Oxford Properties and Mitsui Fudosan are developing the 2.9-million-square-foot structure, the largest component in the 28-acre master plan by volume.
Installation of the sculptural windows on Thomas Heatherwick‘s Highline residential project Lantern House is moving along at 515 West 18th Street in Chelsea. Almost all of the bulbous windows are in place on the shorter ten-story structure, with only the portion behind the exterior mechanical hoist awaiting completion. Meanwhile, the windows are gradually ascending the taller 21-story reinforced concrete structure between the perimeter of hand-laid brick walls. Related Companies is the developer and SLCE Architects is the architect of record for the project.
The reinforced concrete superstructure of 555 West 22nd Street has quickly reached the tenth floor in Chelsea, and work shows no signs of slowing down. These large lower floor plates take up nearly the entire span of the property, while the next 16 floors will be smaller and form the main tower. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is the designer and Related Companies is the developer of the 26-story condominium project. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. This will become the second Chelsea residential project for Robert A.M. Stern’s design firm and will contain a total of 39 units, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.
Installation of the glass and brick curtain wall of 460 Main Street, aka Riverwalk 8, is nearing completion on Roosevelt Island. The 21-story, 341-unit building is designed by Handel Architects and is being developed as a joint venture between Related Companies and Hudson Companies. This will be the eighth component in the nine-building Riverwalk rental complex.