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55 Hudson Yards Named Finalist in ULI New York Awards of Excellence

Today, the Urban Land Institute’s New York Chapter announced the shortlisted projects in their annual program, including the KPF-designed building in the Office Development category.

One of only two projects recognized in its category, the 51-story 55 Hudson Yards incorporates thoughtful design solutions to accommodate complex site constraints. The building is located directly above the 7 subway line station, an above-grade ventilation structure is integrated into the tower’s base. The strong, gridded gunmetal facade references the historic cast-iron structures of the neighborhood’s industrial past. LEED Gold certified, 55 Hudson Yards diverted 91% of waste from landfills during its construction and almost a quarter of its materials were sourced from under 500 miles away. It also features low-emitting finishes and rainwater capture for potable water use.

The ULI Awards for Excellence in Development honor outstanding projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors within each chapter’s state. The winners will be announced in a celebration on October 18th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at Cipriani South Street in New York.

View the full list of finalists here.

Last year, Hudson Commons won for Excellence in Office Development, and it is currently a finalist in the national awards program. In 2021, One Vanderbilt won the same category.