On Friday, February 3, 2017, Kohn Pedersen Fox celebrated the first concrete pour at the site of One Vanderbilt, set to be the tallest office tower in New York.
The pour began around 9 pm that night and continued through Saturday afternoon. Twenty trucks from four different plants continuously delivered concrete to the site, with a total of 400 truckloads supplying 4000 square yards of material. This was one of the largest concrete pours in New York City’s history.
One Vanderbilt’s design blends private enterprise with the public realm, offering direct connection to Grand Central Terminal below ground level. Formally, the building’s massing consists of four interlocking and tapering volumes that spiral toward the sky, with its base becoming part of the spatial sequence of the nearby station. With this connection, it will greet thousands of commuters daily, becoming a doorstep to Midtown east and the city at large.