On Thursday, October 18th, Mitsui Fudosan, Related Companies, and Oxford Properties gathered at 55 Hudson Yards to commemorate the project’s progress. Slated for completion later this year, the office tower will complement KPF’s ongoing work at Hudson Yards, including its master plan and two landmark buildings.
55 Hudson Yards synthesizes the contemporary, sleek forms of Manhattan’s new mega-development with the industrial roots of its neighboring Meatpacking District. Its strong, orthogonal façade provides a stabilizing force within the new neighborhood, emphasizing the simple elegance of the building’s rational form. By virtue of their frames, the uniform window expression gives the tall building a human scale. These frames harmonize with the shifting volumes they enclose: they remain square across the tower’s podium and elongate as the tower rises. 55 Hudson Yards will also emphasize the indoor-outdoor experience, with column-free corners and multiple terraces that offer enhanced views of the Hudson River, High Line, and New York City. The tower is approaching full leasing, housing tenants that are international leaders in finance and law.
KPF Chairman Gene Kohn and Design Principal Trent Tesch attended the intimate event, socializing with representatives from Mitsui Fudosan, who are major stakeholders in the building, and Related and Oxford, who developed the project.
KPF designed the Hudson Yards masterplan as well as 10 and 30 Hudson Yards – two towers that engage in purposeful dialogue with one another, the Hudson River, and the Manhattan skyline. Completed in 2017, 10 Hudson Yards houses the Tapestry Headquarters (Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman) as well as L’Oreal and SAP. Upon its completion, 30 Hudson Yards will feature the city’s tallest, outdoor observation deck and house offices for Time Warner and its subsidiaries—HBO, CNN, and Warner Brothers.
Read more about Hudson Yards at its dedicated website.