Currently under construction, Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States, and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Centre. The masterplan aims to expand the Midtown Manhattan Business District westward towards the Hudson River with residential space, office towers, retail outlets, a collection of high-end restaurants, a new centre for artistic invention, and a luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms. Now, with an opening date for the site scheduled for March 2019, the neighborhood’s tallest tower has topped out.
30 Hudson Yards, designed Kohn Pedersen Fox, now stands at its total height of 1,296 feet (395 meters). In addition to providing commercial office space for some of the world’s leading businesses, the 2.6-million-square-foot skyscraper will also feature panoramic views from the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere.
Expected to open to the public in 2020, the platform is elevated more than 1,100 feet (335m) in the air and extends 65 feet (20m) from the building. Adjacent to the deck, on the tower’s 101st floor, British hospitality group Rhubarb will program a 10,000-square-foot (929 sqm) restaurant, bar, and event space.
‘The topping out of 30 Hudson Yards, and completion of its steel crown, represents another important milestone as we approach the neighbourhood’s March 2019 opening,’ says l. Jay Cross, President of Related Hudson Yards. ‘We want to thank the entire team of construction professionals for all of their hard work on one of the most challenging and exciting towers in all of New York City.’
‘Today’s topping out is another sign of the progress being made to deliver New York City’s newest neighborhood,’ adds Michael Turner, President of Oxford. ‘We are driven by our commitment to connect people with exceptional places and 30 Hudson Yards is a prime example. With less than nine months to opening, there is growing excitement around what will be an incredible destination for New Yorkers and visitors around the globe alike.’