On Friday, November 1st, KPF design teams for One Vanderbilt and 10 & 30 Hudson Yards, along with representatives from Thornton Tomasetti, presented each project as part of the CTBUH’s 10th World Congress.
Led by KPF Principal Nick Dunn, Director Andrew Cleary, and Senior Associate Principal Nicole McGlinn, the morning presentation on One Vanderbilt focused on a range of topics – from the city planning approvals process and early design to final design, coordination and execution. The group then took a hard hat tour of the recently topped out project.
In the afternoon, KPF and Thornton Tomasetti presented 10 & 30 Hudson Yards. Led by Terri Lee, Senior Associate Principal at KPF, and Jeff Callow, Principal at Thornton Tomasetti, the presentation highlighted the design intent behind the two buildings and the structural strategies deployed to construct the towers. A tour of the buildings, led by representatives from The Related Companies, followed the presentation.
Set to become the tallest office tower in Midtown, One Vanderbilt will skillfully meet the market demands of Midtown East as it transforms the civic experience of the Grand Central District. One Vanderbilt fits into the city’s network of public transport more than any other building in the city, blending private enterprise and the public realm. The base of the building becomes part of the spatial sequence of Grand Central and a doorstep to the city, greeting thousands of commuters daily. An integrated complex of below grade conditions offers connections to the terminal, the new East Side Access and an active urban base.
Anchoring the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, 10 & 30 Hudson Yards embrace the prevailing character of the West Side and announce the burgeoning neighborhood with a fresh visual dynamic. Requiring both design excellence and complex project planning and engineering, the towers are part of the new 28-acre neighborhood, and are built on a platform above the Long Island Rail Road rail yard, the country’s busiest train, at the point where 30 rail tracks converge into four before entering Penn Station.
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